Call for papers: WCP-Nepal. 1st International Conference on Trade Openness, Economic Development and Economic Sustainability

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 to Wednesday, March 8, 2023

WCP Nepal 1st International Conference

Call for Papers organised by Kathmandu University School of Management

Full info at International Conference - WTO chairs Programme Nepal (

WTO Chairs Programme – Nepal hosted by Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) announces the 1st international conference on trade openness, economic development and economic sustainability. This conference is expected to provide a great opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to exchange ideas and discuss results from their research. The participation in the conference is open to any contribution (academic or applied) on the topic mentioned under the conference tracks. However, papers from closely related areas are also welcomed.

Conference Tracks

Track # 1: Current Practises, Adaptation and Economic Development

Track # 2: Trade Potential and Sustainability

Track # 3: Investment in Trade Infrastructure and Logistics 

Important Dates

Extended abstract / Working paper / Full paper Submission deadline has been extended: 7th February, 2023  Submit

Notification of reviewer’s decision: 15th February, 2023

Registration deadline: 25th February, 2023

Conference date: 07 – 08 March, 2023

Submission Guidelines

WTO Chairs Programme – Nepal hosted by Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) invites academic or applied research papers in the form of extended abstracts / Working papers / Full papers from academicians, practising managers, and research scholars on the above conference tracks.


Extended abstract should include Abstract, Introduction with background and research question, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.

The names of authors should not be identified in header/footer or in the body of the paper.

No request for change of authors, order of authors, and their affiliations will be entertained post submission deadline.

Mention the track name before the title of the submission, as shown in the template.

Each paper can be only submitted to ONE track.

Each individual is limited to one presentation only. This policy precludes acceptance of papers for more than one presentation. In other words, an author can submit and present only one paper. However, a presenter can always be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers.


1. There is no registration fee for the conference.

2. The “Best Paper” under each track will be awarded with a certificate and amount of NPR 50,000.

3. Selected papers are provided with an opportunity to publish with the associate journal following the peer-review process.

4. Accommodation and some travel allowances will be provided to the selected international participants whose papers are accepted for the conference.

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