3rd SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2018


3rd SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2018

“Leave no one behind in South Asia”

February 17-18, 2018, BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka

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Important Dates:
Last date for abstract submission: 15 September, 2017
Selection of abstracts: 30 September, 2017
Last date of first draft submission: 30 November, 2017
Feedback by SANEM: 31 December, 2017
Revised/final paper submission: 31 January, 2018
Power-point presentation submission: 10 February, 2018
Conference: 17-18 February, 2018

SANEM invites its competitive call for papers and participation for the 3rd SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2018 on “Leave no one behind in South Asia”. SANEM aims to promote quality economic research among academicians, researchers, policy advocates, students and young aspiring economists. SANEM proudly announces the success of the 1st SAEC 2016 on “Bangladesh: Way towards a Middle Income Country” held on February 20, 2016, and the 2nd SAEC 2017 on “Managing Growth for Social Inclusion’’ held on February 18-19, 2017. The 1st and 2nd conferences were graced with the presence by renowned economists, policy makers and participants from home and abroad. A substantial number of well-thought-out ideas were presented through quality research papers.

The theme of the 3rd SAEC 2018 focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are a set of Global Goals with three major aspects: Economic, Social and Environmental. SDGs emphasize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty and hunger, inclusive and equitable quality education, gender equality, inclusive and sustainable industrialization are pre-requisites for sustainable development in the coming decades. Other global goals such as ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, taking actions to combat climate change, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for everyone at all ages are also important components of SDGs. SDGs have 17 goals with 169 targets. South Asian countries are yet to be on the right track to attain most of the goals under the SDGs. Extraordinary efforts and strong political commitment are needed to negotiate the challenges for the implementation of the SDGs in the South Asian countries.

The 3rd SAEC 2018 will be dedicated to the memory of late Dr. Saman Kelegama. Dr. Kelegama served as the Executive Director of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Sri Lanka. His ideas and vision were assets to the South Asian policy networks.