16 June 2017

African Economic Conference 2017 - Call for Papers


The African Economic Conference 2017 is jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme and will be held in Addis Ababa from 4 to 6 December 2017.

The eleventh edition of the Conference series will offer a unique opportunity for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from Africa and around the world to reflect on the progress made by African countries in structurally transforming their economies and discuss government policies, institutions and mechanisms that can help to unlock the transformative potential of African economies and therefore contribute to building resilient societies on the continent. The organizing institutions will also take the opportunity to showcase their work towards building good governance for structural transformation in Africa.

Call for papers

Submission of papers and time frame

Authors must submit their papers in accordance with the instructions on the African Economic Conference 2017 website www.uneca.org/aec2017.

Participants and experts submitting papers for the Conference must adhere to the key deadlines outlined below.

Papers will be blind-reviewed by the co-organizing institutions and those accepted for presentation will be previously unpublished works of original quality.

Young African researchers are especially encouraged to submit their articles. One of the objectives of the Conference series is to provide such researchers with the opportunity to not only share their work with a broader audience, but also to expand their networks.

Annotated time frame


Beginning of paper submissions

20 June 2017

Deadline for paper submissions

15 August 2017

Notification of final acceptance

24 October 2017

Last day for registration for presenters

3 November 2017

Closing of flight bookings

14 November 2017

Conference dates

4-6 December 2017

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