May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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:
- consult conference documents (agenda, bios, logistics) and watch videos on the World Bank and OECD websites;
- watch the live ABCDE webcast at http://www.worldbank.org/abcde2011 and www.oecd.org/abcde2011
- follow @ABCDEwb and @OECDlive for live commentary on Twitter
- tweet about the conference yourself using the tag #ABCDE
- send a direct message (DM) to @ABCDEwb
- Send us your questions for the Roundtable via the special Roundtable page or via Twitter (direct message to @ABCDEwb)
- Comment on the ABCDE Blog and OECD Insights Blog