Date: 20-21 October 2011
Venue: Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
The Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is convening the International Conference "Reforming Social Protection Systems in Developing Countries". The event will take place from 20–21 October 2011 in Bochum, Germany.
The Bochum Conference will provide an international platform for academics, policy-makers, and experts from public and private bodies. It aims at analyzing ongoing reforms of social protection systems in developing countries from both a political economy and legal point of view. The two overarching questions are:
What are major determinants explaining reform successes and reform failures?
What are successful strategies in building political and public support for these reforms?
Call for papers
The conference aims at addressing the outlined focus from a multidisciplinary perspective as well as enabling a mutual exchange between practitioners and academics. Therefore, theoretical, empirical as well as case study-oriented contributions or policy papers dealing with the conference theme are welcome. However, given the multidisciplinary approach as well as considering the fact that the conference is aiming both at academics and practitioners, all contributions should be prepared in a manner suitable for such a diverse audience.
The conference includes keynote lectures, plenary sessions, and parallel sessions. The conference language is English.
Our conference website is: http://www.social-protection-conference.com