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CALL FOR PAPERS: Tenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X)

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu and National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal invite paper submissions for the Tenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X) to be held from 14-16 November 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The central theme of SAES X is Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia. We encourage the submissions in the following sub-themes:

  • Intraregional trade and investment
  • Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • International labour migration and remittances
  • Sustainable intensification of agriculture for food and nutrition security
  • Energy cooperation
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Genetic resources and intellectual property

Selected papers will be sponsored with travel and hotel expenses (one author per paper) for presentation in the Summit, and will also be published in an edited volume, following a peer reviews process.



Submission of abstract (not exceeding 250 words): 28 September 2017 (5 p.m. NST)

Submission of full paper (4000-8000 words): 27 October 2017 (5 p.m. NST)

Priority will be given to FULL PAPERS submitted by 28 September.

Abstract/Paper should be emailed to (cc to with a subject line “abstract or paper submission”.


About South Asia Economic Summit

Launched in 2008, the South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) is a premier regional platform for discussing and analysing economic and development issues and challenges facing South Asian countries, and advancing the cause of regional integration and cooperation. Envisioned as a Davos-like event in South Asia, the SAES brings together stakeholders from the government, private sector, research/academic community, and civil society to generate innovative and actionable ideas for consideration by the region’s policymakers and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

 The whole process is led by a group of five eminent think tanks that take turns to organize the annual event in one of the SAARC countries. The think tanks are: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India; South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal; Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan; and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Sri Lanka.