The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank’s 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 knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.
Given the COVID-19 outbreak and how things are likely to evolve in the next few months, the Organizing Committee of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) 2020 has decided to postpone the event that was originally planned for June 22-23, 2020. A new date, possibly in late Summer/early Fall 2020 is currently being explored.
The next conference will take place at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Global Unrest”.