World Bank announces the application for its 21st annual Land & Poverty Conference in 2020. Themed around the Institutions for Equity & Resilience, the World Bank calls for application from candidates presenting their paper. The Land and Poverty conference 2020 presents the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world. Moreover, this conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,400 participants from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector.
Further, the 2020 Land & Poverty conference theme can be expanded into:
- Academic economic research quantitative impact evaluations
- Data-driven land policy; innovations in use geospatial/ML/AI data
- Land policy reform & structural transformation; political economy
- Land (rental) markets
- Land tenure security and gender, youth, indigenous peoples; marginalization
- Tenure rights and resilience; climate change as well as natural resource management
- Large-scale land acquisition; State land management
- Land for urban expansion and affordable housing; land acquisition
- Property tax and land value capture
- Digital Development as well as Land information and administration; Data protection; Data ownership
- Regulatory reforms, Institutional innovation, sustainability; financing improvements
- Global policies and agreements; mobilizing for land transparency
Eligibility for the World Bank Land & Poverty Conference
In order to be eligible for the World Bank Land & Poverty Conference, candidates must submit their abstracts under the following guidelines:
- Abstracts should be between 800 and 1,500 words, anonymous, written in American English, and submitted online in Word format. No abstracts less than 800 words are eligible.
- Abstract selection for presentation is through a double-blind peer-review process. The selection criteria include:
- relevance to conference thematic tracks;
- likewise, innovative and new;
- Further, evidence-based and methodological appropriateness
- significance for policy, interventions or research agenda; and
- Also, clarity of proposal.
- Abstract acceptance for oral presentation, poster and masterclass will be communicated by December 3, 2019.
- Due to space limitation, registered participants will be assigned max. one slot for an oral presentation (for accepted abstracts only).
- Kindly note that inclusion of an accepted presentation in the final conference program is conditional on timely conference registration as well as uploading of the full paper.
How to apply for the World Bank 2020 Land & Poverty Conference?
A candidate can register for the 2020 Land and Poverty Conference by using ConfTool to create user accounts, register for the conference, collect payment of registration fees, as well as upload abstract and paper submissions. The registration fees for the event is as follows:
- Early Bird: 250 USD, October 1–December 13, 2019
- Regular:400 USD, December 14, 2019–January 31, 2020
- Late: 500 USD, February 1–February 29, 2020
- Very Late & onsite: 1000 USD, March 1, 2020–start conference
- Reduced Fee for full-time PhD students registered at universities: 100 USD From October 1 until December 13, 2019; Also, the candidates must pay the fee immediately.
Candidates should further note that
- On reaching the maximum capacity, the organizers will close registration.
- Nor the World Bank Group provide insurance to visitors, seminar participants, or presenters
- Further, there are no travel grants available
- Also, conference registration fees cannot be refunded
The World Bank accepts the application for the conference registration until January 31, 2020. Candidates must submit their full papers, posters, and Masterclasses submittable by February 15, 2020 while, the deadline for powerpoint submission is on March 9, 2020.