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.


September 2016

Brookings article and ODI report concur with PEP findings: Female entrepreneurship is hindered by social and cultural factors more than by limited access to financial services.

September 22, 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya
The PEP Board of Directors selects Jane Kabubo-Mariara as the next Executive Director for PEP.

August 18, 2016 | Porto Alegre, Brazil  

PEP researchers, Ana Lucia Kassouf and Marcos de Oliveira Garcias, share their findings at the ARISE Conference on family farming and child labor in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

September 2016

Findings by local PEP researchers in Vietnam inform new trade policies affecting rural areas.

October 19, 2016 | Lagos, Nigeria

Local PEP researchers to hold a national policy conference in Lagos, Nigeria, to share their findings on the impact of a cash transfer scheme for the elderly with key stakeholders in the country.


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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