The international conference Measuring Development in Turbulent Times (Bucharest, November 28-29, 2017) will explore the theoretical and empirical challenges related to defining and measuring development, progress and the national performance. The two-day event will provide a venue for discussion and reflection upon pressing issues in the field of development and globalization studies.
Scholars, public and private experts, statistical producers, policy makers as well as all other key stakeholders are invited to contribute papers focused unexclusively on the following topics:
• Theories of development and their limitations. Recent perspectives on development and progress at regional, national and supra-national level;
• Globalization and supranational integration – providing the setting for development;
• Case studies/ empirical findings on the technical and methodological possibilities for measuring development; tools and instruments designed to be used in the process of grounding strategic documents and public policies;
• Insights on the proper means of depicting/communicating progress to stakeholders, policy makers and the general public;
• The connection between objective (measurable) progress towards the development goals, on one hand, and the public perception of that progress, on the other;
• Evidence-based policy making;
• Case studies focusing on Romania, the CEE block, and the EU as a whole. Registration and abstract submission
Please note that you may choose to present in one of the conference panels or in open sessions.
Since this conference is part of a EU-funded project, there is no conference fee. Furthermore, the project will fund (flight + accommodation 3 nights in Bucharest) a number of maximum 20 scholars coming from EU Member States, provided they will contribute with relevant presentations and full papers. In order to evaluate their eligibility for project-based funding, willing participants are kindly requested to fill in the online form available here
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest in November 2017!