Call for papers

Papers and panel proposals

The draft program is now available here.

The conference is multidisciplinary in nature, and examines topics related to aid and international development. We welcome abstracts from academics and practitioners on the following topics related to aid and international development:

• Aid effectiveness, at both the micro and macro level
• The political economy and politics of aid
• Aid and security
• Aid from non-traditional donors
• Aid and gender
• Aid and the private sector
• Humanitarian aid
• Aid evaluation
• International public goods (climate change, global health, etc.)
• Migration and international trade policy, from a development perspective
• The international aid and development architecture, including the G20, World Bank, and other international agencies
• International development themes and trends

Submissions are welcome from academics, practitioners and students. The AAC is a research conference. Papers arguing for particular policy positions are welcome, but must be based on solid research. Papers outlining proposed research will not be accepted.

Abstract and panel submissions have now closed and all authors will be advised whether their abstract or panel has been accepted no later than 30 November 2018.

In addition to individual abstracts, organised panels of up to 4 presenters are also invited. Panel organisers have considerable flexibility, and can present a roundtable discussion rather than a series of papers if that is desired. If you wish to propose a panel, please do not use the above form. Instead, panel organisers should submit a Word document providing the panel title, a short summary of the panel theme, and the names, position titles, and institutions of your proposed presenters/panellists, along with their abstracts (if relevant). Please email the Word document directly to with “2019 Australasian Aid Conference – panel proposal” in the subject line.

All authors will be advised whether their abstract or panel has been accepted no later than 30 November 2018.

Please be advised that if your abstract is accepted, you will then be required to register for the conference. Registration is now open here.

Funding for AAC presenters

The following opportunities to support presenters to attend AAC2019 are available:

Postgraduate students (all nationalities) based in Australia

We will cover domestic travel and accommodation costs for a limited number of PhD and post-graduate students who are presenting. Should your abstract and funding request be successful, we will arrange your accommodation (for two nights in Canberra) and reimburse the cost of the most economic means of domestic transport to the conference. You will still be required to register at your own cost, and we recommend that you apply for funding from your university for this where possible.

Developing country presenters based overseas

We will waive registration fees for a limited number of presenters who are citizens of and will be travelling from a developing country to present at the conference. For these purposes, ‘developing country’ is defined using this list. We are not able to provide any support toward the cost of international travel or accommodation, and recommend that presenters based overseas seek support for this from their home institution. Please note that you must request this funding via the form when submitting your abstract for consideration.

Due to limited resources, receipt of travel support and registration fee waivers cannot be guaranteed for all postgraduate students and developing country presenters who apply for it. In the case of us receiving more requests for this support than can be met from our budget, selection will be made by convenors based on the strength of the abstract.

If you have any questions, or if you do not receive an automated email confirming receipt of your abstract within one week of submission, please contact with “2019 Australasian Aid Conference” in the subject line. More information about the conference will become available on this page, so please check back periodically.

3MAP: the 3-Minute Aid Pitch has been moved to be held at the AAC every second year, and will be back in 2020.

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