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Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2023: Growth and Resilience

June 5-6, 2023
Preston Auditorium, Washington, DC & Virtual
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Woman works in a small shop. Ghana. Photo: © Arne Hoel/The World Bank

The 2023 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) will focus on "Growth and Resilience" and will be held June 5–6, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Participants may join either in person and online. 

The ABCDE is organized by the World Bank's Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, and it is one of the world's best-known conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on social and economic development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.


  • DATE: June 5–6, 2023
  • VENUE (in person): Preston Auditorium
  • Virtual: Zoom


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