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The Economics of Sustainable Development

November 29, 2023
Washington, DC

Mark your calendars! The 1st Research Conference on The Economics of Sustainable Development is scheduled for November 29, 2023 in Washington, DC.

About the Conference

The World Bank, in collaboration with George Washington University (GWU) and the University of Virginia (UVA), will host the 1st World Bank-GWU-UVA Conference on “The Economics of Sustainable Development”.

The conference will be held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC on November 29, 2023 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST. It will be followed by a reception at GWU from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST.

The Conference will bring together academics and development economics practitioners to present and discuss pressing questions relating to sustainable development, a theme which is central to the World Bank’s mission of tackling poverty on a liveable planet.

This theme is of increasing importance due to the growing recognition that a commitment to development and tackling poverty is unviable without an equal commitment to the urgency of addressing climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation.

The conference will cover various topics, including biodiversity and forests, the economics of natural resources, and pollution. Furthermore, given Africa’s heavy reliance on renewable natural resources and its vulnerability to climate change impacts, there will be a particular focus on frontier work related to Africa.


  • DATE: November 29, 2023
  • LOCATION: World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20433
  • ROOM: MC 4-800