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Apply for the World Bank Conference on Africa (Funded) 2018 – Stanford University, USA

Applications are currently ongoing for the Call for Papers: World Bank Conference on Africa (Funded) for 2018 Session – Stanford University, USA. Interested students should see the details below.

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Scholarship Details and FAQs

World Bank Group in association with the Stanford Committee are calling for papers examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Firms’ Productivity in Africa.

When is the application deadline?

23rd February 2018

In which host country will I be studying?


Scholarship Description

The fifth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Stanford, California, on May 31- June 1, 2018. It will cover various topics pertinent to firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.

The conference will include a keynote address by David McKenzie of the World Bank and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by senior scholars.

What is the course level?

Call for Papers, Conference

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Submitted papers with a focus on Africa are now welcome on any of the following topics:

  • Technology, innovation and firm performance
  • Productivity and resource allocation
  • The role of firms in job creation
  • Worker productivity and incentives
  • Data and measurement issues pertinent to firms’ growth in Africa
  • High growth entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators and start-ups.

As well as papers that examine the following in the context of firms: economic growth, conflict, resilience, input and output markets, gender, property rights, infrastructure, and financial constraints.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

Limited funds to support travel for successful African presenters may be available.

How long will the scholarship last?

May 31- June 1, 2018.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

Submissions should be e-mailed to

Scholarship Webpage


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