The 17th GDN Annual Global Development Conference will be held in Lima, Peru on 17-18 March, 2016

Date : 17/03/2016 → 18/03/2016
Location:Universidad del Pacífico (Av. Salaverry 2020, Jesús María, Lima, Perú)
Area/s : Education and learning, Poverty and equality

The 17th GDN Annual Global Development Conference will be held in Lima, Peru on 17-18 March, 2016. It will focus on the topic of ‘Education for Development: Quality and Inclusion for Changing Global Human Capital Needs.’ The conference will be hosted by the Ministry of Education Peru and the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). It will be held at Universidad del Pacifico. A detailed agenda will be made available shortly.

The world has declared, through the United Nations, that the 4th Sustainable Development Goal is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The objective of the conference is to initiate the process of operationalizing this goal in terms of concrete objectives and policies through informed discussion, debate and collaboration between development stakeholders. Conference attendees will deliberate on policies and strategies in education and related areas that will ensure human capital needs can be met in the context of rapid global techno-economic changes. The four cornerstones, constituting the plenary sessions of the Conference, are: Skills for Tomorrow, Public Finance and Public Policy, Pedagogy, Technology and Institutions, and Research and Policy

The conference is organized around a competitive Call for Sessions. In addition, we will award outstanding research proposals and development projects. Young researchers are encouraged to respond to a Call for Posters. All these calls are now closed.


If you are interested in attending the Global Development Network’s forthcoming 17th Annual Global Development Conference, please write to to secure a place now! You will then receive an invitation with a link for registration from the conference team at GDN.

For local participants:

Invitees: If you have received an invite from the Ministry of Education, GRADE or Universidad Del Pacifico, then you do not need to pay the $300 registration fee. To enter the conference premises, please show your invitation along with some proof of identity such as a driving license or a DNI Card.

Students: For students, the $300 registration fee is waived. Please contact to pre-register for the conference, and ensure that you bring student identification when you arrive. Walk-ins are not permitted.