Research Academy 2016

September 6, 2016


The Research Academy identifies and shares the findings of the best new policy-relevant research from across the World Bank Group. Submissions to the 2016 competition are solicited jointly by Research Director Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Human Development Chief Economist Roberta Gatti. Winning submissions will be recognized by senior management and will be widely disseminated.

Research Academy 2016: Call for Papers

September 2016 - The Research Department and the Office of the Chief Economist for Human Development invite World Bank staff and consultants to submit papers to the 2016 Research Academy on topics relevant to one of the following Global Practices: 

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social Protection, Labor, and Jobs

Selection Process

The Research Director and Human Development Chief Economist convene a committee of experts selected from across the World Bank Group based on the topic of submissions. The papers are reviewed in two rounds based on the following criteria: (1) technical quality; (2) originality; and (3) operational relevance. In the first round, each paper is rated by two members of the committee, and the papers with the highest average rating proceed to the second round. In the second round, each paper is rated by all members of the committee to identify the winning papers.

Deadline: October 28, 2016

Submit your paper to: