Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2024

The Call for Papers for Pathways to Development Conference 2024 is now open!
Submission guidelines and details on how to apply can be found here:

Important Dates

Call for Papers Deadline: June 30, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2024
Submission of Full Papers: November 15, 2024
Conference Dates: December 16-18, 2024

Pathways to Development Conference

Pathways to Development is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together empirical and historical research by economists, political scientists, sociologists, legal and constitutional scholars, and law and policy reform experts, within and outside Pakistan, to document and describe the scale of challenges facing Pakistan and to organize discourse about ways in which these can be mitigated.

Governance and Inclusion

Effective governance structures serve as the cornerstone for shaping policies, regulations, and institutions that drive societal progress, all of which are critical for sustainable development. True development requires that progress and its dividends are accessible to all, beyond economic, social, and political inequalities. However, in the contemporary landscape, democracies globally are grappling with growing polarization and democratic backsliding, which threaten these very foundations.

Recognizing the urgency of strengthening governance systems in the face of rising inequalities and social fragmentation, the upcoming Pathways to Development Conference 2024 is issuing a Call for Papers for work on governance and inclusion in economics, sociology, politics and political economy. Work on multiple dimensions of inclusion may be located within various thematic areas including democratic governance, institutional reforms, social inclusion, service delivery, digital governance, global governance, or broader areas such as public health, the labor market, education, gender, climate change, political movements and participation, urban development and others. Through an examination of the dynamics of governance and inclusion, the Pathways to Development Conference 2024 seeks to unravel the complexities inherent in building resilient, inclusive societies.

Stay tuned for more information on the Path2Dev Conference 2024! More information on key note speakers and conference details will be added soon. This is the new website for the Path2Dev Conference. More information on past Path2Dev Conferences is available on our old website.

Past Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ghazala Mansuri
Lead Research Economist
The World Bank
Dr. Steven Wilkinson
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Yale University
Dr. Stefan Dercon
Professor of Economics
Oxford University
Dr. Leonard Wantchekon
Professor of Political Economy, Politics and International Affairs
Princeton University
Dr. Amaney A. Jamal
Dean, School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
Princeton University
Dr. Naila Kabeer
Professor of Gender and Development
London School of Economics and Political Science

Institutional Partners