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World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference
From Monday 19 March 2018
To Friday 23 March 2018
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The World Bank is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 19th Annual Conference on Land and Poverty to be held from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

Conference structure

  • March 19: Official opening event and pre-conference session and at 5 pm.
  • March 20-22: Parallel thematic tracks with oral paper presentations and policy round tables. Closing session on March 22 followed by a reception.
  • March 20-21: Poster sessions.
  • March 22: Innovation fair.
  • March 23: Learning day: MasterClasses and field visits.
  • March 19-23: Exhibition booths in Atrium (please contact conference organizers on availability and conditions).

Conference priority themes

  1. New academic research on the impact of land tenure security for sustainable development, equity and prosperity, (results and their policy relevance; new research methodologies); 
  2. New rigorous impact evaluations on scalable approaches toward strengthening land governance;
  3. New ways of using spatial data (imagery, drones, mobile phones etc.) to strengthen land governance, sustainable land use, and/or support land administration services in urban and/or rural settings;
  4. Innovations for securing land and resource rights in customary settings, gender, collective action, and role of customary authorities;
  5. Progress with land governance performance monitoring, approaches to (gender) disaggregation, and Sustainable Development Goals;
  6. Requirements for moving from pilots to land administration service delivery at scale: good, cheap, fast and equitable;
  7. Improving resilience and resilience impact of national land and geospatial systems; and seamless, unified and comprehensive geospatial data for enhanced management of landscapes and inclusive land reform;
  8. Modernizing and financing land service delivery and organizations, contribution private sector; 
  9. New insights on land governance strategies for conflict prevention and supporting peace agreements;
  10. Fair leverage of land for realizing and financing infrastructure, housing, urban expansion, and public goods;
  11. Achieving responsible large-scale land based investments: lessons learned 10 years on. 

Submission instructions for paper abstract

  • Please submit abstract for oral presentation of an individual paper, poster, or MasterClass by 13 October 2017 via Conftool (Please view guidelines on how to create a new user account and submit an abstract).
  • Abstracts should be between 800 and 1,500 words, anonymous, written in American English, and submitted online in Word format. Abstracts less than 800 words will not be reviewed.
  • Abstract selection for presentation is on the basis of a double blind peer-review process. Criteria are (i) relevance to conference thematic tracks and overall theme; (ii) evidence-based and methodological appropriateness; (iii) innovative and new; (iv) significance of findings for policy, implementation or research agenda; and (v) clarity of presentation.
  • Abstract acceptance for oral presentation, poster and masterclass will be communicated by 4 December 2017.
  • Due to space limitation, registered participants will be assigned only one slot for oral presentation (for accepted abstract).
  • Kindly note that inclusion of an accepted presentation in final conference program is conditional on timely conference registration and uploading of full paper, poster or material for masterclass.
    • Conference registration should be completed by 1 February 2018.
    • Full papers should be uploaded by 15 February 2018.

Further information

Click here to visit the conference website.

Location Washington, DC (United States of America)

World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference

Location : Washington, DC (United States of America)
Contact :
From Monday 19 March 2018
To Friday 23 March 2018

The World Bank is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 19th Annual Conference on Land and Poverty to be held from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

Conference structure

  • March 19: Official opening event and pre-conference session and at 5 pm.
  • March 20-22: Parallel thematic tracks with oral paper presentations and policy round tables. Closing session on March 22 followed by a reception.
  • March 20-21: Poster sessions.
  • March 22: Innovation fair.
  • March 23: Learning day: MasterClasses and field visits.
  • March 19-23: Exhibition booths in Atrium (please contact conference organizers on availability and conditions).

Conference priority themes

  1. New academic research on the impact of land tenure security for sustainable development, equity and prosperity, (results and their policy relevance; new research methodologies); 
  2. New rigorous impact evaluations on scalable approaches toward strengthening land governance;
  3. New ways of using spatial data (imagery, drones, mobile phones etc.) to strengthen land governance, sustainable land use, and/or support land administration services in urban and/or rural settings;
  4. Innovations for securing land and resource rights in customary settings, gender, collective action, and role of customary authorities;
  5. Progress with land governance performance monitoring, approaches to (gender) disaggregation, and Sustainable Development Goals;
  6. Requirements for moving from pilots to land administration service delivery at scale: good, cheap, fast and equitable;
  7. Improving resilience and resilience impact of national land and geospatial systems; and seamless, unified and comprehensive geospatial data for enhanced management of landscapes and inclusive land reform;
  8. Modernizing and financing land service delivery and organizations, contribution private sector; 
  9. New insights on land governance strategies for conflict prevention and supporting peace agreements;
  10. Fair leverage of land for realizing and financing infrastructure, housing, urban expansion, and public goods;
  11. Achieving responsible large-scale land based investments: lessons learned 10 years on. 

Submission instructions for paper abstract

  • Please submit abstract for oral presentation of an individual paper, poster, or MasterClass by 13 October 2017 via Conftool (Please view guidelines on how to create a new user account and submit an abstract).
  • Abstracts should be between 800 and 1,500 words, anonymous, written in American English, and submitted online in Word format. Abstracts less than 800 words will not be reviewed.
  • Abstract selection for presentation is on the basis of a double blind peer-review process. Criteria are (i) relevance to conference thematic tracks and overall theme; (ii) evidence-based and methodological appropriateness; (iii) innovative and new; (iv) significance of findings for policy, implementation or research agenda; and (v) clarity of presentation.
  • Abstract acceptance for oral presentation, poster and masterclass will be communicated by 4 December 2017.
  • Due to space limitation, registered participants will be assigned only one slot for oral presentation (for accepted abstract).
  • Kindly note that inclusion of an accepted presentation in final conference program is conditional on timely conference registration and uploading of full paper, poster or material for masterclass.
    • Conference registration should be completed by 1 February 2018.
    • Full papers should be uploaded by 15 February 2018.

Further information

Click here to visit the conference website.

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