Public Finance and Public Management in Africa

call for papers
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra
October 2018

Paper submission deadline: 20th July 2018

This workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners who are doing rigorous and solution-oriented empirical research on issues such as public finance, public management, service delivery, and civil service reform in any country in Africa. We welcome submissions of:

  • Original research papers
  • Policy and practice-oriented case studies
  • Research designs and abstracts of early stage research

Research may take a sectoral (e.g. health, education, agriculture, tax) or cross-sectoral focus. Financial support for travel and related costs is available. Requests for non-presenting participation will also be considered, and enquiries from scholars who are unable to attend this workshop but would be interested in future workshops are also welcome. Draft papers and/or abstracts should be submitted to and by 20th July 2018.

This workshop is the African chapter of a series of events that aim to build an interdisciplinary community of scholars conducting rigorous and solution-oriented research on issues of public finance, public management, governance, and public service delivery, and is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The workshop is co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and is co-chaired by Seye Abimbola (Sydney), Augustina Adusah-Karikari (GIMPA), Nada Eissa (Georgetown), and Martin J. Williams (Oxford).