Call for Papers: KDI School-World Bank DIME Conference on Impact Evaluation in Development amid Overlapping Crises
date 30  September  2022 Hit : 225

Developing countries are facing multiple global crises. Against a backdrop of the war in Ukraine and volatile economic conditions, they battle against numerous challenges related to food and energy insecurity, climate breakdown, the lingering pandemic, social and economic inequality, and refugees and forced displacement. 


With this in mind, KDI School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) and the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group are delighted to invite submissions for our 2022 conference, “Development amid Overlapping Global Crises.”


The conference will take place in person on November 10th and 11th in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by KDI School. We invite academics and researchers to submit a paper that investigates the following topics, but papers in other topics related to development economics will also be considered: 


  1.      Refugee, Migration, and Forced Displacement

  2.      Climate Change, Energy, and Environment

  3.      Agriculture and Food Security

  4.      Gender and Inclusive Development

  5.      Accountable and Responsive Governance


We also invite graduate students and postdoc researchers to submit a research paper or a research proposal for a lightning session, i.e., a 5-10 minute short presentation for each speaker.


Submission details

All submissions must be in English. Only full drafts of papers will be considered for the main conference sessions, while we will also consider research proposals for the lightning session. Research proposals should not be longer than five pages. Working papers and research proposals should be submitted to by September 30th, 2022. The organizers will select papers/proposals based on quality and fit for the conference themes, with particular attention given to papers that cover multiple thematic areas. We anticipate announcing decisions in mid-October.


Important dates

Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2022

Decisions: October 7th, 2022

Sessions finalized: Mid-October 2022

Conference: November 10th and 11th, 2022


Contact information


Phone: +82 44-550-1214