YSI @ UNCTAD International Debt Management Conference 2017

Nov 13–15, 2017 Download .ics

Geneva, Switzerland |

The Young Scholars Initiative will be hosting a group of young scholars to attend the meetings and discussions in and around UNCTAD International Debt Management Conference of 2017.

The bi-annual UNCTAD International Debt Management Conference of 2017 provides a forum for sharing experiences and exchanging views between governments, international organizations, academia, the private sector, and civil society on current issues in public finance, debt management and debt crisis prevention.

It brings together senior-level national and international debt managers and experts from around the world to discuss some of the most pertinent topics in both external and domestic debt, debt management and public finance.

YSI invites application from Young Scholars who conduct research on topics relevant to the conference and wish to participate in the discussions. These include:

  • Financing for development: Main challenges and opportunities for the multilateral agenda on development finance.

  • Debt for development: Exploring the role of national debt in financing for development in the current global economy.

  • When is a debt sustainable?: What tools we have, at present, to make such a judgement and how useful these are?

  • UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing: Discussion on the relevance of international ‘soft law’ regarding responsible financing and the pros and cons of existing proposals.

  • Financial policy for the poor: Discussion the pros and cons of financial inclusion in the context of rising concerns about micro-debt crises

Selected young scholars will be able to present their work to other members of our community. Limited travel support will be offered.

A full agenda of activities and speakers will be made available shortly at the event website.

Guide for applications

The deadline to submit abstracts is 3 October of 2017.

Submissions should include a CV, a motivation letter and an abstract of the research to be presented.

To submit your abstract, please email [email protected] .

Notification of acceptance: Selected participants will be contacted in mid October.

For any inquiries regarding the program, please contact:

Daniel Munevar, Miriam Oliveria and Marcos Reis at [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva!