Transforming India 2030:
Strategies for Sustainable Development Goals

15-17th February, 2017
Pune, India

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit complete research papers for this conference, which will take place on the 15th,16th and 17th of February, 2017. Select papers will be presented at the conference.

Papers could be submitted under the following themes:

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Education and Gender
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Jobs and Economic Growth
  • Partnership for the Goals

Suggested Sub-Topics Include (but are not limited to):

  • Poverty and Inequality

    • Strategies for poverty alleviation
    • Reduction in vulnerability via access to basic services viz. housing, sanitation, safe drinking water and healthcare
    • Financial inclusion - Microfinance and financial services
    • Social protection policies (minimum wages, old age pensions)
  • Education and Gender

    • Education policy and legislation
    • Inclusive Education- (gender parity, affordability, disabilities), Models of economic inclusivity)
    • Quality of Education (teacher quality & training etc.)
    • Gender equality of labour and work
    • Vocational Education & Skill development
  • Sustainable Cities

    • Urban Governance and Policies
    • Urban Finance and Infrastructure
    • Strategies to address vulnerability (ecology, environment, disaster management and climate change)
    • Civic Innovation and citizenry
    • Institutional capacity and capabilities for addressing the urban woes
  • Jobs and Economic Growth

    • Strategies for broad based employment oriented economic growth – entrepreneurship, SMEs, renewed role of Public Sector Undertakings, etc.
    • Strategies to enhance productivity– R&D, innovations and formalisation of informal employment,
    • Targeting sectors and policies with potential for job creation
  • Partnership for the Goals

    • Resource mobilization – domestic and through enhanced international support (to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries, including debt financing and investment promotion)
    • Technology sharing and capacity building- enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional cooperation (with respect to science, technology and innovation and enhanced knowledge sharing – ensuring environmentally sound technology dissemination and diffusion)
    • Rule based Trade Promotion (enhancing share of LDC’s exports by 2020)
    • Systemic issues (Policy and institutional coherence, Multi-stakeholder partnerships, Data, monitoring and accountability)

Important Dates:

Commemcement of Registration 21st November, 2016
Deadline for Submission of Papers 5th January, 2017
Communication of Acceptance of Papers 16th January, 2017

Full length paper (25-30 Pages, but no more than 8000 words, written in English) should be communicated to

Registration Fee:

Category Indian International
Academicians INR 6000 $75
Corporate INR 7000 $100
Doctoral Fellows / Students INR 1500 $25

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