Call for Papers: World Bank Conference on Africa (Funded) 2018 – Stanford University, USA

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World Bank Group in association with the Stanford Committee are calling for papers examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Firms’ Productivity in Africa.

Application Deadline: 23rd February 2018

To Be Taken At (Country): USA

About the Award: The fifth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Stanford, California, on May 31- June 1, 2018. It will cover various topics pertinent to firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.

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The conference will include a keynote address by David McKenzie of the World Bank and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by senior scholars.

Type: Call for Papers, Conference

Eligibility: Submitted papers with a focus on Africa are now welcome on any of the following topics:

  • Technology, innovation and firm performance
  • Productivity and resource allocation
  • The role of firms in job creation
  • Worker productivity and incentives
  • Data and measurement issues pertinent to firms’ growth in Africa
  • High growth entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators and start-ups.

As well as papers that examine the following in the context of firms: economic growth, conflict, resilience, input and output markets, gender, property rights, infrastructure, and financial constraints.

Value of Award: Limited funds to support travel for successful African presenters may be available.

Duration of Program: May 31- June 1, 2018.

How to Apply: Submissions should be e-mailed to [email protected]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: World Bank


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