ICID SITES IFAD Conference on International Development, Rome 3 - 4 October 2018

Conference on International Development
Rome, 3 - 4 October 2018

Call for papers

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

The Conference brings together the V SITES Annual Conference and the III ICID Annual Workshop in a unique event that will convene academics and development practitioners on issues related to international development. The Conference will also aim at identifying key information gaps relating to this theme, thereby helping to guide future research efforts.

Key Information

Paper submission deadline July 22, 2018
Notification of acceptance July 31, 2018
Workshop date October 3 - 4, 2018
Workshop venue

October 3, 2018

Rome, Palazzo Faletti - Via Panisperna 207

October 4, 2018

Rome, Comunità di Sant'Egidio - Via San Gallicano 25 

Scientific Committee
Romina CAVATASSI (IFAD), Piero CIPOLLONE (ICID and Bank of Italy), Marcello D'AMATO (SItES - IDEAs and University of Salerno), Giuseppe FOLLONI (SItES - IDEAs and University of Trento), Gianna GIANNELLI (Univeristy of Florence), Vito PERAGINE (SItES - IDEAs and University of Bari), Federico PERALI (SItES - IDEAs and University of Verona), Furio Camillo ROSATI (SItES - IDEAs, ICID and University of Rome Tor Vergata), Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo (SItES - IDEAs and University of Rome Tor Vergata), Paul WINTERS (IFAD)

Organizing Committee
Daniele CUFARI (SItES - IDEAs and University of Rome Tor Vergata), Giuseppe FOLLONI (SItES - IDEAs and University of Trento), Maria Antonia GREGORIO (SItES - IDEAs and University of Salerno), Viola PAROLI (ICID), Sara SAVASTANO (World Bank)

Travel reimbursement
Partial or total travel reimbursements are possible only for the presenting authors. Funding opportunities are limited.
The formal request for reimbursement has to be submitted together with the paper by June 30, 2018.

The request should indicate whether travel or/and accommodation reimbursement is/are required and, for those requesting travel reimbursement, the departure location.

Registration fees
Presenting authors are requested to register at SItES - IDEAs. Fees are as follows

Faculty Members 60 Euro
PhD students and young post-doc 30 Euro

Fee waivers can be requested. The organizing committee will review the request and decide, based on the total number of request and the availability of funds.

The fee should be paid/the request for a waiver should be submitted no later than September 12th, 2018. Payment instructions will be provided jointly with the notification of acceptance.

Conference social dinner
Participants are invited to the Conference social dinner, on October 3rd, 2018.

The participation is voluntary and the cost will amount to 40 euro. Registration for the social dinner should be submitted no later than September 12th, 2018 and payment instructions will be provided jointly with the notification of acceptance.


We are calling for papers within the following topics

• Sustainable development, growth, poverty and inequality
• Food security, rural and agricultural development
• International and internal migration
• Human capital and labour market (Joint with AIEL - Italian Association of Labour Economics)
• Natural capital and wealth accounting
• Advances in impact evaluation and methodologies

Papers focussing on cross-cutting theme as climate change, youth and disability, are particularly encouraged.

Papers must be written in English and only completed ones will be accepted.

The first page of the paper should include

i) submission title

ii) author/s’ name/s and affiliation

iii) abstract (150 word max)

iv) JEL classification

v) detailed contact information (first and last name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of the corresponding author

All papers should be submitted in .pdf or .doc format to

All papers will be reviewed by a scientific committee


Participants and Presenting authors are requested to register at the conference

Conference Fees

    Faculty members 60 €
    Ph.D. students and young post-doc 30 €

The conference fees include participation in the conference, coffee break, lunch and certificate of attendance (upon request).

Social Dinner
Participants and presenting authors are invited to the conference social dinner on October 3rd, 2018. Additional Information will be provided by the organizing committee upon registration.
The participation is voluntary and the cost will amount to 40€.

Please note that the conference registration procedure and payment and the social dinner fee should not be completed later than September 12th, 2018.

Click here for the conference and social dinner registration and payment

By clicking on the link above you will be directed on the SITES/ideas website where you will be asked to fill out a form in order to register and further proceed with the online payment by credit card or by bank wire transfer.

Bank account information are as below

Bank: Cassa Rurale di Trento Banca di Credito Cooperativo Soc. Coop.
Address: Via Rodolfo Belenzani, 12 - CAP 38122, Trento - Italy
Transfer to (beneficiario): Società Italiana degli Economisti dello Sviluppo - Fiscal Code 96091220226
IBAN code: IT10 P083 0401 8450 0004 5355 991
For Italy: Paese IT - CinEur 10 - Cin P - ABI 08304 - CAB 01845 - C/C 000045355991
Reference (causale) Conference2018 + name(s)
Example1: Conference2018 Freddy Testman
Example2: Conference2018 Mariah Testwoman, Oscar Gentletest



There is plenty of hotels; those listed below are only few suggestions for hotels either close or well connected to the conference venues.  You are of course welcome to choose a different one!

Hotel Nord Nuova Roma - Via Giovanni Amendola 3, Roma

Grand Hotel Palatino - Via Cavour 213M, Roma

Hotel Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi - Via Liberiana 21, Roma

Eurostars International Palace - Via Nazionale 46, Roma


Conference Venues

The Conference will be held in Palazzo Falletti on October 3 and in Comunità di Sant’Egidio on Oct. 4th.

Palazzo Falletti - Via Panisperna 207, 00184 Rome (Click here to see the map)

Comunità di Sant’Egidio - Via di San Gallicano 25, 00153 Rome (Click here to see the map)


Transfers from-to Fiumicino Airport

Taxi White official taxis are outside the airport; there is a flat rate for the city center, i.e., 48 euro

Train Leonardo express (15 euro), direct train connecting the airport with Termini Railway station, each 30 minutes

Bus Approx. 5-10 euro. Please see