Through its current initiative to build capacities in “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries, PEP has supported 65 projects (involving 300 researchers) in 34 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, but also Eastern Europe and the Middle East. 

2016 PEP Best Practice Awards

The winners of the 2016 PEP Best Practice Awards were announced during PEP Annual Conference in the Philippines. Find out more about these outstanding projects and research teams from Burkina Faso, Togo and Kenya.

New PEP impact story from Cameroon

Findings and recommendations by local PEP researchers in Cameroon inform the national government's policy decision to extend social assistance to self-employed and informal sector workers.


Through the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) initiative, PEP promotes high quality research and capacity building for agricultural transformation as a key pathway to reduce poverty and promote inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa.

New PEP impact story from Macedonia

Local PEP researchers in Macedonia use their findings to help change the country's social assistance rulebook allowing vulnerable remittance recipients become eligible for social protection.


October 17, 2016

The Global Coalition to End Child Poverty publishes a policy agenda setting out key actions to end child poverty

October 3, 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. Jane Mariara officially takes office today as PEP’s new Executive Director.

October 1, 2016

PEP celebrates 14 years of building and promoting the participation of local experts in development policy debates.

September 22, 2016 | Skopje, Macedonia

Three PEP researchers participate in an Economic Development Forum on remittances from migrants

September 15, 2016 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Local PEP researchers in Kyrgyzstan held a national policy conference to present and discuss their findings on the impact of remittances on the labor supply of left-behind youth


About PEP

Contributing contextualized policy solutions to socioeconomic development challenges.

PEP is an international organization that links researchers globally to enhance capacity for development policy analysis in developing countries.

PEP research contributes to informing national and international debates related to economic policy, poverty, gender and sustainable development.



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