18th Annual Global Development Network Conference: Science, Technology & Innovation for Development

18th Annual Global Development Network Conference: Science, Technology & Innovation for Development
March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018

The Campbell Collaboration is co-partnering with the Global Development Network (GDN) and the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) for the 18th Annual Global Development Conference, titled Science, Technology & Innovation for Development, 11-12 December 2017, at the ISID Complex in New Delhi, India. The conference will be a forum where global actors from government, research, private sector and civil society can share knowledge and practices on innovative initiatives to address the development challenges of today and tomorrow. Discussions will enable progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The thematic focus of the conference is threefold: Global Health ChallengesSustainable Agriculture; Skills, Employment & Industrial Transition.

The  Campbell Collaboration will also hold a panel discussion on labor market policies. The main speaker would be Dr. Saibal Kar, Associate Professor of Economics, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, and Presidency University, India, and IZA, Germany. He had recently published ‘Do economic reforms hurt or help the informal labor market?’ with IZA World of Labor in 2016.

The conference will feature examples of research, programs and policies that either develop innovation as a thematic axis or concretely use technological progress to improve living conditions and well-being in developing countries. It will present state-of-the-art initiatives that have a direct impact on development outcomes, by fostering South-South academic collaboration on the Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) agenda and attempting to mainstream science, technology, and innovation into global development debates. 

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