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.
What are some inclusive policies and practices that tend to foster expansion of equal opportunities and participation by all individuals?
How best can policies address the key barriers and challenges to achieving equity and inclusion in society?
What are some emerging good practices and innovative approaches for promoting the inclusion and empowerment of women as well as marginalized and vulnerable groups?
How can public institutions and governance structures be transformed to ensure inclusive decision-making processes that reflect diverse perspectives?
How can partnerships between governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector be leveraged to promote inclusion and equity, and bring about transformative changes in society?
Note: The questions given above are indicative only. Potential paper writers are welcome to contribute on additional relevant sub-themes as well.