Welcome to The 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2018)


Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2018 (ICPSD 2018) which is scheduled to be held from 6th and 7th December 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICPSD 2018 aims to bring together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation with an international perspective and provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts, exchange ideas, listen to renowned keynote speakers, extend your network and jointly explore current and future research directions.


The elimination of a social issue is vastly possible only with the active participation of people and the possession of knowledge in the subject matter. The 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2018) is believed to act as that platform which will serve as the bridge for knowledge transfer thus creating awareness among its stakeholders contributing to a guaranteed future witnessing sustainable development.

  • Abstract submission deadline
    06th  August 2018
  • Early Bird Registration deadline
    06th September 2018
  • Final registration deadline
    08th October 2018
  • Post conference tour
    08th  December 2018


  • Refugees and Poverty
  • Governance and Poverty
  • Secularism and Poverty
  • GMO,LMO and Poverty
  • Technological Advances and Poverty
  • Cashless Society and Poverty Implications
  • Poverty Eradication Success Stories
  • Poverty Eradication Disasters
  • Immigrants and Poverty
  • Contribution of Immigrant labor to Poverty Eradication
  • GDP and Poverty
  • Sufficiency Economics and Poverty
  • National Happiness Index and Poverty
  • Circular Economics and Poverty
  • Poverty Growth and Inequality
  • Poverty Reduction Strategies
  • Poverty Monitoring
  • Poverty and Social Impacts
  • Culture and Poverty
  • Education and Poverty
  • Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference


Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference

Prof. Sarath Kotagama

Conference Co-Chairman
Professor of Environmental Science,
Department of Zoology,
University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka.

Peter Abrahamson

Conference Co – Chairman
Sociology at University of Copenhagen

Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference

Dr. Robert L Hawkins

Conference Keynote Speaker
Assistant Dean & McSilver Endowed Chair in
Poverty Studies
New York University Silver School of Social Work
United States

Academic Partner

Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Academic Partner

Poverty development

Yale Global Justice Program

Strategic Partner

poverty and social development

Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI)



All accepted abstracts for 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2018 (ICPSD 2018) will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN 978-955-4903-80-7. All full papers will be reviewed through a double blind reviewing process and published electronically with an ISSN 2386 – 1215 number in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).


Ms. Riny Sharma
@ ICPSD 2017

Mr. Bilal Ahmed
@ICPSD 2017

Ms. Jacquelyn C.A
@ ICPSD 2017

Assistant Prof. Rudenko Dmitry
@ ICPSD 2014 (English)