Call for Papers – African Economic Conference 2020 (Sponsorship available)

Call for Papers – African Economic Conference 2020 (Sponsorship available)

Deadline: August 21, 2020

Call for Papers for the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2020 is now open. The African Economic Conference, jointly organized by African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (or virtually) from December 1-3, 2020 or from the December 8-10, 2020.

Since its inception in 2006, the AEC series has fostered dialogue and the exchange of knowledge on a variety of issues and challenges facing Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Africa beyond COVID-19: acceleration towards inclusive sustainable development”. Policy-oriented papers that are linked to the overall theme of the conference are of particular interest.


  • Authors will be requested to indicate whether they require support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation and daily subsistence allowance) associated with their participation at the conference. Only one author per paper accepted for presentation will be eligible for sponsorship. Support is reserved mainly for presenters and young researchers from Africa.


  • Only full papers addressing the theme of the conference will be considered for presentation.
  • They also encourage the submission of policy- and solution-oriented papers that demonstrate strong empirical analysis. The conference shall give priority to solution-oriented papers.
  • Young African female and male researchers are especially encouraged to submit their articles.

Review Process

All the papers will be professionally peer reviewed through a blind review process by the co-organizing institutions. Only original quality work shall be accepted for presentation.

A distinguished panel will assess the papers presented and award a prize to a young author whose paper is deemed the best conference paper. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony.


Interested authors must submit their papers both through the submission form and by email to [email protected]

For more information, visit African Economic Conference.