Each of the proposed thematic sessions would consider cross-cutting issues such as governance and institutions, and gender considerations. They will also discuss innovations in methods and approaches towards assessing the impacts of policy reform and addressing knowledge gaps in achieving inclusive development. The thematic issues mentioned will be subsequently defined by specific sub-themes and key questions to be addressed. They will be deliberated upon in parallel sessions featuring a set of papers selected through a competitive call for papers with particular emphasis on young researchers from the Global South.
How can the linkages between economic expansion and human development be strengthened and shaped to achieve sustainable economic growth and equitable human development?
What are the potential challenges and trade-offs in balancing economic growth and ensuring inclusive, gender-equitable, and green growth?
What is needed to strengthen the role of institutions and governance in promoting economic growth and human development?
What are the shifts in investments in education, healthcare, and social protection systems needed to support sustainable human development?
How can technological advancements and innovation be harnessed to enhance human development outcomes?
How best can the potential synergies between environmental sustainability, economic growth, and human development be tapped to benefit people?
Note: The questions given above are indicative only. Potential paper writers are welcome to contribute on additional relevant sub-themes as well.