Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics
About the Conference:
The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”
The age of data is here to stay. New technologies are digitizing and storing all types of social, economic, political, and environmental activities. At the same time, new methods are being used to better measure economic development, deepen our understanding of development, and trace the consequences of different policies or events. This link between data and solid analysis – which shows what works, what does not, and why — is critical for policymakers as they look for ways to integrate these advances into policy design.