Call for Papers for Special Issue , 2022


Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Post-COVID-19 World: Regional Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include 17 goals and 169 targets for development of society, economy, and environment. SDGs envisage achieving human prosperity through reducing poverty, ensuring equality, eliminating hunger, mitigating climate change, managing resources, and protecting environment. SDGs call for effective implementation of policies for achieving the targeted goals. COVID-19 pandemic affected both the developed and developing countries due to unprecedented multidimensional crisis leading to global recession. COVID-19 crisis has exposed multi-faced vulnerability in terms of healthcare, education, social protection, regional and global value chains, international production networks, tourism, financial markets, energy resources, and environmental protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted worldwide and challenged the life style drastically, which posed the questions to rethink a more sustainable living specifically the world we want to live in, rebuilding in a more sustainable and equitable way of life, and the role of multiple policies for this transformation and achieving SDGs in the new post-COVID 19 world. All this pose diverse regional challenges and opportunities to policy makers to achieve SDGs. Achieving the SDGs emphasize the role of individuals and societal transformation for sustainability and the contribution to the survival and prosperity of humanity, including critical thinking skills, and rebuilding more resilient systems. COVID-19 pandemic makes the SDGs highly relevant to address the social and economic vulnerabilities and to achieve sustainable recovery using both short and long-term integrated policies and charting a robust roadmap.


Against the above backdrop, the Two Days Virtual International Conference on Sustainable Development in Post-COVID-19 World: Regional Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options aims at strengthening and scaling up the SDGs to enable present generations to meet their needs while allowing future generations to meet their own, using a balanced and integrated approach focusing on the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The conference targets at understanding SDGs, generating evidence based on research and substantive good practices for advancing policies by involving multi-stakeholders including professionals and practitioners from the governments and non-governmental organizations, educational and research institutions, communities and youth, academia and other stakeholders.


The conference intends to deliberate on the following sub-themes:

COVID-19, economic recession and SDGs

COVID-19, existing development challenges, and SDGs

COVID-19 crisis and health, economic, and social shocks

COVID-19 pandemic, remittances and social safety nets

COVID-19 and transition to achieve SDGs

COVID-19 crisis and integrated policies for achieving SDGs

COVID-19 crisis, socio-economic-environmental vulnerabilities and SDGs

SDGs and addressing vulnerabilities caused by COVID-19

SDGs and COVID-19 crisis recovery

SDGs and inclusive and sustainable recovery

SDGs and resilient economies and societies

COVID-19, stimulus packages and economic recovery

COVID-19, greener recovery and sustainability

SDGs, sustainability and resilience goals

Sustainable recovery and policies to address future shocks

Implementation of the SDGs linked to climate change and sustainable societies

Economic recovery and environmental sustainability

Poverty eradication and reduction of inequalities

Environmental protection and economic growth

Equitable and sustainable economies and societies

Implementation of SDGs at all levels of governance

Role of culture in achieving SDGs

Science-policy-sustainable development practice interface and decision-making

Capacity building for sustainable development

Integration of SDGs into sustainable development policies

Holistic approaches for achieving SDGs

Multi-stakeholder cooperation and partnerships for achieving SDGs



Full Paper Submission: September 15 2022

Notification of Acceptance: September 30 2022

Reviewer Notification: October 15 2022

Submission of Revised Paper: November 15 2022

Submission of PPT: November 20 2022

Conference Time: 24-25 November, 2022


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Abstract: 300 words maximum

Keywords: Maximum 6 keywords

JEL Codes: Maximum 6

Language: English

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It is planned to publish the selected peer-reviewed papers contributed to the international conference in forthcoming issues of the journal “Regional Economic Development Research” published by the Universal Wiser (Singapore) for wider dissemination.

No Conference Participation and Publication Fee in fully Open Access Journal will be charged from the participants.