Call for papers: Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference

Sustainable Infrastructure
27 February 2017

Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference
Location: World Bank, Washington DC, USA
Date: 27-29 November 2017

The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure, to stimulate research on these issues and foster interdisciplinary dialogue where relevant. This conference aims at taking stock of recent advances and research challenges. To do so, we plan to gather the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, to exchange ideas and insights in a two-day conference organized at the World Bank. 

The scientific committee calls for contributions on any aspect of the infrastructure agenda, particularly for developing countries, with a focus on sustainability, being broadly defined to cover the economic, social and environmental dimensions. An indicative list of topics that could be addressed by the conference, both at the theoretical and empirical level, includes: 

  • Innovation in infrastructure delivery, both technological and organizational
  • Political economy, governance, and regulatory challenges and opportunities 
  • Funding and financing challenges
  • Impact evaluation of infrastructure at the household,  firm and landscape levels
  • Infrastructure, and social policies, including distributional aspects
  • Climate change and infrastructure (mitigation and adaptation aspects)
  • The role of natural/green infrastructure (nature-based solutions)
  • Urban infrastructure and path dependency/lock-in
  • Systems effects of infrastructure investments/development

Deadline for submissions is 15 June 2017. Details are available here.

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