"For the past 20 years, the IDC has provided a world-class interdisciplinary forum on new trends, ideas and practices in international development. The conference creates a thriving platform for students, practitioners, and academics to engage with one another and share innovative ideas year-round. Together we explore emerging approaches and solutions to the most pressing challenges facing developing countries today, including extreme hunger and poverty, the role of governance, local capacity building, vulnerable status of women and girls, and poor quality healthcare and education.
This year’s conference, titled “The Wrong Way? Forging New Paths for Development” will examine the global forces disrupting traditional models empowering the poor and how new innovations are redefining and redesigning successful development."