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Call for Papers: African Economic Conference 2021 themed "Financing Africa's Post Covid-19 Development"

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African Economic Conference

June 7, 2021

Call for Papers: 2021 African Economic Conference

About 2021 AEC

The 2021 edition of the African Economic Conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The theme of this year's conference is "Financing Africa's Post COVID-19 Development"

Date & Venue

Date: 2-4 December 2021

Venue: Cabo Verde


Across Africa, millions continue to be affected by COVID-19, which is in its third or fourth waves in some countries (Total cases: 4,159,055; Total deaths: 111,357; Total recoveries: 3,726,707; Total tests: 39,259,460 - April 10, 2021). Despite the start of vaccination programs in several countries, 2021 is likely to be a year of weak economic recovery across the African continent. Click here for more


Interested authors should submit their papers to before 15 July 2021. Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation. We also encourage the submission of policy-and-solution oriented papers with strong empirical work. The conference shall give priority to solution-oriented papers. For more on the timeline, click here.

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