News archive - [Call for Papers] Good governance in developing countries

The deadline for papers in view of the International Conference "Good governance in developing countries" was extended to 21st April 2013.

The event is organized by the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness, Agriculture University of Tirana in partnership with Regional Research Promotion Programme and the University of Fribourg.

The goal is to bring together social science researchers, scholars and policy-makers from the Western Balkans and international research institutions to present and discuss recent research findings related to good governance in transition and developing countries. Particular emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary and applied research results aiming at in-depth discussions about the challenges faced and solutions adopted regarding all aspects of good governance in developing countries. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Board of Scientific Advisors, comprised of leading scholars from well-established research institutions – accepted papers for presentation will be published in the proceedings. This conference is enabled by Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The main topics of the conference include the following:

1. Fiscal and monetary policies in developing/transition countries

2. Governance and decentralization

3. Corruption and informality in developing/transition countries

4. Property rights

5. The role of institutions in economic development

6. Food industry and agrifood value chain governance and policies

7. Rural development challenges in transition countries

8. Sustainable natural resource management

9. Good governance and corporate finance, accounting and management

10. International and regional economic integration

11. The impact of recent crisis on the developing/transition countries’ economies

12. Unemployment in developing/transition countries – the role of state and markets 13. Public sector management and quality of public service provisions: transparency and accountability

14. Policy development process in transition countries: representation, participation and deliberation

15. The diverse implications of the European Union instruments for economic and political reform

16. International donor coordination approach towards aid/ assistance for development

17. Gender and social inclusion policies 18. Other topics related to good governance in transition/developing countries

Submission requirements

The proposal is expected to be in the form of an extended abstract – it should be between 4 and 5 pages and should not exceed 2000 words and not less than 500 words in length. The proposal must contain:

a. Page 1 - Title Page – the title, the topic of the conference under which the paper falls, name of the authors, their affiliations and email addresses

b. Problem Statement (Starting in page 2)

c. Research Objectives

d. Methods

e. Results

f. Conclusions

g. References, if applicable

Please submit articles in both word and PDF format. As the official language of the conference is English; please submit extended abstracts and papers in English.

Paper size: standard 8.5” x 11” letter-size is preferred; orientation: portrait; margins 1 inch.

Font: Times New Roman 12-point, single space.

References should be single-spaced at the end of the text, and should follow the Harvard/APA style.

Relevant Dates

21 April, 2013 Deadline for proposals (extended abstract) – extended deadline

15 June, 2013 Reviews and notification of acceptance

15 September, 2013 Final version of accepted manuscript due to be submitted

31 October, 2013 Conference schedule and room assignments announced

5 – 7 December, 2013 Conference held in Tirana, Albania

Please submit your abstract to all the three following email addresses:

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on April 8, 2013
Modified on April 8, 2013