ABCDE 2011: Broadening opportunities for development

With almost 700 registered participants, the 2011 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) will take place in Paris from 30 May to 1 June 2011, co-hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the French Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Industry, and the World Bank.

ABCDE is the world’s best-known conference for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development economics. The conference aims at promoting the exchange of ideas among researchers, policymakers, and students interested in development issues.  The overall theme of  this year’s conference is Broadening Opportunities for Development and the specific sub-themes are inequity, job creation, youth, social protection and gender equity.

A series of online platforms and channels have been set up to broaden the conversations beyond the face-to-face meeting in Paris:

GDNet will be working with the conference communication team to highlight Southern voices and institutions and areas of interest to GDN.
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