This updated report (May 2015) presents the results of surveys held between 2011 and 2015, amongst different cohorts of PEP-supported research teams. The total sample represented in this survey include 84 research project teams, involving 334 developing country researchers. The results provide strong evidence of the achievement of PEP objectives, and clearly demonstrate the effective impact of PEP initiatives.
A few examples:
- 74% of the surveyed researchers have experienced important career-promoting events due to their involvement in a PEP project - with 23% leading to increased involvement in policymaking.
- 93% of all surveyed projects were designed and conducted in direct consultation with national policy makers and other stakeholders, and
- of the 64 projects which had completed the research cycle at the time of the 2015 survey, 42% had resulted in findings and recommendations taken up to assist in policy formulation or program design at the national level.
The 2015 report also features brief accounts of the main outcomes (reseach findings and policy impact) of projects supported by PEP under the first two rounds of the PAGE initiative.