Call for papers: Annual Bank Conference on Africa, “Confronting Conflict and Fragility in Africa”


The Annual Bank Conference on Africa will be held at Berkeley, California (USA), June 8-9, 2015 on “Confronting Conflict and Fragility in Africa”. The deadline for the call for papers is 31 January 2015

The second Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held in Berkeley, California, on June 8-9, 2015.

It will cover various topics pertinent to the causes, solutions, and understanding of conflict and fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley and the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region).
The conference will include a Keynote Address by Professor Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley and Faculty Director, CEGA), and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by Chris Blattman (Columbia University), James Fenske (Oxford University), and other senior scholars.
Full papers should be submitted in pdf format by January 31, 2015. Submissions should be e-mailed to, and will be considered by a program committee including Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), David Evans, Francisco Ferreira, and Laura Chioda (World Bank). Decisions will be made by February 28. Limited funds to support travel for successful African presenters may be available.

The call for papers is now closed.