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09/09/2014 – Call for papers: World Bank Conference 2015

The World Bank announces that the 16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will be held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., from March 23 – 26, 2015. The conference theme will be “Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity.”

The organizers invite the submission of 800 to 1,500 word abstracts on ten thematic areas which are outlined in the call for papers (see link below). A technical committee will base their reviews and acceptance of submitted papers on the innovative nature, policy relevance, and contribution to the literature and general body of knowledge of the paper.

This year, new and exciting sessions are added to the conference: an innovation fair and hands- on classes. The innovation fair on March 26 will feature how innovations in technology and open data can help improve land governance at scale, and will encourage hands on interaction for participants looking for solutions to the land challenges of the post-2015 Development Agenda. A post-conference learning day on March 27 will offer hands-on classes to familiarize participants with cutting edge tools and techniques developed to help policy makers.

Important Dates:
• Online submission of individual abstracts: October 31, 2014
• Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2014
• Registration deadline for conference: December 31, 2014
• Submission of full paper with a 200 word summary: January 31, 2015

For more information, please see the call for papers:
Call for Papers Land Conference 2015