Call for papers
Conference: Better Jobs for Development

Additional call for papers for the third Jobs and Development Conference, which will held online on 1-4 September 2020. The deadline for submissions is 10 July 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we are rescheduling the 3rd Annual IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference 'Better Jobs for Development' to be held online on September 1-4, 2020.

The safety of our attendees is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations, we will deliver our 3rd annual conference as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event. We look forward to bringing together economists from around the globe in this new virtual format to expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies.

Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World BankIZA (Institute of Labor Economics), the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020. The conference will be held online on September 1-4, 2020.

The four-day conference will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 80 paper presentations. Except for the keynote speeches, each session will last around one hour and consist of six presentations, including time for questions and answers. Presentations are planned to be 10 minutes long flash-talks with three slides. There will be three or four sessions each day scheduled accordingly to the time zones of speakers.

Responding to the ongoing pandemic, we are announcing an additional call for papers. We are interested in papers that focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour market outcomes, occupational health and development.

Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by July 10, 2020 using our online application form. One submission per person is allowed. Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by July 31, 2020. Attendees whose papers have already been accepted can submit an additional pandemic-related paper; however, one person can present only one paper.

We strongly encourage submission of full papers. For accepted extended abstracts, full papers are due August 10, 2020.

Any queries can be emailed to IZA Senior Event Manager Ms. Viola Hartmann at

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