Call for Papers on Inclusive, Sustainable Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) invite submissions of original, unpublished papers that explore keys to the region’s inclusive and sustainable recovery.

The call includes empirical studies, survey articles, historical analyses, and policy-oriented research on related challenges and potential solutions. Selected papers will be featured during the inaugural ADBI-ADB Asian Economic Development Conference on July 2022, be held in Tokyo or virtually. Keynote speakers will include experts such as Rema Hanna of Harvard University, Xin Meng of the Australian National University, and Yasuyuki Sawada of the University of Tokyo. Selected papers will also be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Asian Development Review.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • Empowerment of women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups
  • Shocks, poverty, and the role of social safety nets
  • Jobs, income security, and social protection
  • Addressing inequalities in accessing health, education, and social security
  • Challenges faced by micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises
  • Infrastructure investment to promote inclusive and sustainable development
  • Effects of technology, including financial technology, on economic disparities
  • Addressing disparities in education and human capital formation
  • Approaches to closing the digital divide
  • Agriculture development and food security
  • Policies, structural changes, and financing that support low-carbon, sustainable growth
  • Integrating climate change mitigation and resilience considerations into economic recovery plans
  • Regional cooperation as a tool for inclusive and sustainable development
  • Use of innovative data for inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Conference Date:  July 14-15, 2022

Submission Guidelines

For guidelines on how to submit the paper, click here.

Full paper submission deadline: January 14, 2022

For more information, visit the official site.

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