Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics Study Group
Start Date: 16/11/2013 00:00:00
End Date: 16/11/2013 00:00:00
CALL FOR PAPERS BY JUNE 3RD 2013
The DSA/EADI Study Group on Multidimensional Poverty and Poverty Dynamics will be organising a panel at the annual conference on the power of evidence on multidimensional poverty and poverty dynamics, picking up on themes explored in recent conferences on evidence and impact evaluation (e.g. http://www.ids.ac.uk/events/impact-innovation-and-learning-towards-a-research-and-practice-agenda-for-the-future; http://bigpushforward.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Programme-BPF-for-sharing.pdf) and Duncan Green’s influential blog (http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?s=eyben). The panel speaks to all three conference themes in looking at how the new aid architecture has shaped notions of rigour and accountability, how evidence-based policy making can represent a new form of governmentality, and how evaluation frameworks and methodologies can respond to the more fluid and context-specific formulations of the MDGs post-2015. We have space for four additional papers, which will be presented by a discussant (Jan Vandermoortle), alongside papers by Stephen Devereux and James Copestake. Authors will then participate in a 50 minute panel discussion, initiated by questions from the discussant. This innovative format enables us to include a range of conceptual and empirical papers addressing the interplay between evidence and policy influence in poverty research. Papers should focus on the types of evidence that may be more amenable to policy influence and on external factors - including political realities - and their interplay with 'evidence-based policy making'. Please submit an abstract (300-500 words) and/ or a draft paper to Laura Camfield (email@example.com) by 3rd June 2013.