The European Report on Development (ERD) is a multiannual process, which is the main outcome of the Mobilizing European Research for Development Policies initiative promoted and financed by the European Commission and seven EU Member States (Germany, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). This year ERD focuses on the issues of poverty, inequality and social protection, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan African countries. The participation of African researchers is crucial to its success. To enhance the participation of young researchers from African countries, the ERD organizes a poster session during its regional Conference in Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 27-30 June, date to be confirmed). Selected African PhD students and young researchers will be presenting their work, bringing to the forefront fresh and new views. Participants to the poster session have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading scholars attending the ERD Conference, and to take part to the process leading to ERD 2010.
African PhD students and young researchers are encouraged to submit a detailed abstract describing the research they intend to present, related to one of the following topics:
- Recent trends in Poverty and Inequality in Sub-Saharan African countries;
- Social protection mechanisms (formal and informal) in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- The impact of external shocks (climate change, global financial crisis) on social security;
- The impact of social protection schemes on poverty reduction and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- The role of international actors in fostering social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Political and financial aspects of social protection.
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