Rigorous, solution‐oriented research on government bureaucracies in developing countries is in great demand from academics and policymakers alike. Yet much of the recent empirical research on developing country governments is more narrowly focused than the types of questions policymakers want answered, while research that is deeply engaged with the complexities and systemic nature of government bureaucracies is often less grounded in rigorous empirical analysis. Many scholars do work that is both rigorous and policy relevant, but such research is scattered across countries and across disciplines such as economics, public administration, political science, sociology, and international development.
This one‐day workshop is the first of a series of events that aim to create an interdisciplinary community of scholars doing rigorous and solution‐oriented research on issues such as public management, public finance, governance, and civil service reform. A small number of papers will be accepted and circulated prior to the meeting, and the workshop will focus on in-depth feedback and discussion rather than presentations.
The workshop date is 6 November 2017 in Washington, DC.
The paper submission deadline is 1st October 2017. Results will be communicated within one week of this date.
Scholars based in developing countries are encouraged to submit.
Download the call here >> PMPF Workshop Call for Papers