Financing for Development Conference - Graduate Institute, Geneva

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18 Dec 2014

This upcoming conference at EADI premium member the Graduate Institute in Geneva will present new and enduring questions in development finance for Low-Income Developing Countries. Jeffrey Sachs (The Earth Institute, Columbia University) will be keynote speaker. The conference will take place on Thursday 16 April 2015 and Friday 17 April 2015.

Sustainable development in Low-Income Developing Countries requires a scaling up of investment in physical and social infrastructure. The post-2015 development agenda will require innovative strategies aimed at catalyzing domestic and external financing from the official and private sectors. The scientific committee welcomes submissions on the following topics:

  • Opportunities and risks of different sources of external financing
  • Assessing debt sustainability in LIDCs
  • Leveraging innovative development finance
  • Donor coordination
  • How to measure aid flows by traditional and new lenders
  • The political economy of aid and the emerging global aid architecture
  • Grants versus loans
  • Budget support versus project finance
  • The macroeconomic and social effects of aid
  • Long-term infrastructure finance
  • Domestic resource mobilization

The conference will be held at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, on April 16-17, 2015. Conference organizers will cover participants’ travel and lodging expenses (one author per selected paper).

The conference is organized by the International Monetary Fund and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute with financial support from the UK Department for International Development. The special issue of OXREP will be edited by Christopher Adam (Oxford University), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute), Andrea Presbitero (International Monetary Fund), and David Vines (Oxford University).


Submissions should be emailed to by January 15, 2015. The conference secretariat will notify authors of selected papers by February 28, 2015. When submitting a paper, authors should specify whether they are interested in having their work considered for the special issue of OXREP. Immediately after the conference, the editors will invite selected papers to be formally submitted to the Review by April 26, 2015. The editors aim at rapid refereeing process, as the special issue of OXREP will be published by end of 2015.

Scientific Committee:

Christopher Adam (Oxford University)

Jean-Louis Arcand (The Graduate Institute and CFD)

Reza Baqir (International Monetary Fund)

Yi Huang (The Graduate Institute and CFD)

Alessandro Missale (University of Milan)

Rahul Mukherjee (The Graduate Institute and CFD)

Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute and CFD)

Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)

Catherine Pattillo (International Monetary Fund)

Alex Pienkowski (International Monetary Fund)

Andrea F. Presbitero (International Monetary Fund)

Amelia Santos-Paulino (UNCTAD)

David Vines (Oxford University)

Organizing Committee:

Jean-Louis Arcand (Graduate Institute and CFD)

Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute and CFD)

Andrea F. Presbitero (International Monetary Fund)

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