DevRes Conference 2024

Date: October 21, 2024 - October 23, 2024
Date: October 21, 2024
All-day event
Start date: October 21, 2024
End date: October 23, 2024
Event summary: The Development Research Conference is a bi-annual conference gathering researchers working in fields linked to development and sustainability.

The Development Research Conference (DevRes) is taking place at Lund University on 21-23 October 2024 under the theme “Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals in a polarized world”.

Growing polarization in the world is hampering our efforts and ability to collectively reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The ongoing war in both Ukraine and Gaza is leading to shifting power balances and changed political priorities for many countries, with international development cooperation increasingly being sidelined. Current wars in combination with the aftermath of the pandemic are also impacting the global economy, hitting countries in the Global South particularly hard. In addition, accelerating climate change and biodiversity loss is affecting natural resource dependent communities the most, with the majority living in low and middle-income countries.  

SweDev at DevRes

At DevRes 2024, SweDev will have an event under the theme “Consequences of cuts in funding for Swedish development research“. Jesper Sundewall and Janet Vähämäki will discuss the cuts in development research funding and their consequences, including results from the recent SweDev report, as well as potential ways forwards. This event will take place at 15.50-16.20 CET on 21 October, the first day of the conference.

Find out more about the conference programme here.

About DevRes

The Development Research Conference (DevRes) is a biennial conference gathering a multi-disciplinary group of researchers working in fields linked to development and sustainability. DevRes 2024 invites Swedish affiliated researchers and their partners to Lund to present and discuss how current polarization and conflicting objectives hamper the SDG agenda. The conference also highlights how collaborative research has societal impacts towards a more equitable and sustainable future.


Register here to attend the conference. The deadline for registration is 30 September 2024 at 23.00 CET.

Date and time

21 October – 23 October 2024


The conference will take place at the grand Auditorium, Inspira building, Medicon Village, Scheeletorget 1, 223 63 Lund, Sweden. DevRes 2024 is an exclusively onsite conference, i.e., participating digitally is not possible.