The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) are jointly organizing a special issue of the journal Public Administration and Development (Wiley-Blackwell) on “institutional frameworks for sustainable development and green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication”.
These topics will be the two main themes of the Rio+20 Conference — the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro.
The special issue will discuss topics that shed light on a new set of reforms in management, organizations and policies in the different levels that are needed to create greener economic growth in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. UNDP and UNU invite experts in academia and practice to submit conceptual and empirical manuscripts to contribute to the discussions permeating Rio+20. These should be linked to the fields of public administration and development and hence be multidisciplinary in nature.
Potential contributors are encouraged to visit the journal website for additional information on the call and to gain an understanding of the journal scope. The deadline for submitting an abstract of proposed submissions is 31 October. Articles will be selected through a two-stage refereeing process.
For more information, see the Call for papers: UNDP and UNU-IAS joint publication page on the UNU-IAS website.