Call for Papers: Africa Beyond COVID-19: Acceleration Towards Inclusive Sustainable Development – Deadline 21 August 2020

August 3, 2020

About the Conference

The 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference, jointly organized by African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is planned to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1 to 3 December 2020. Alternatively, if it is decided that, owing to the status of the coronavirus pandemic, that gathering in Addis Ababa at that time would not be feasible, then the conference will instead take place in an online platform.

Since its inception in 2006, the conference has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges that Africa has faced. The theme of this year’s conference is “Africa beyond COVID-19: accelerating towards inclusive sustainable development”. The conference will provide a platform for established academics and young researchers to present their solution-oriented research to policymakers and decision-makers.

Call for papers

Submission Guidelines:

Interested authors must submit their papers both through thie submission form and by email to Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation. We also encourage the submission of policy- and solution-oriented papers that demonstrate strong empirical analysis. The conference shall give priority to solution-oriented papers.

For details and application deadlines, visit UNECA website.