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2019 PEP Special General Meeting

Saly, Senegal | August 30 - September 6, 2019

PEP general meetings are international events that gather development researchers, practitioners and leading experts and from around the world to receive and provide training and peer review. They also provide a unique opportunity for international networking experience for all participants, especially developing country researchers.

Teams of researchers and government-affiliated officers will attend the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting to receive intensive training, as well as to present their research proposals for discussion and peer review. 

It is organized as part of the third round of the PEP-PAGE II initiative, with support from the Canadian Government through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and additional funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID, or UK Aid) and the Hewlett Foundation.

Find out more about previous PEP conferences and general meetings.


Building capacity for policy research in developing countries
Training workshops and scientific peer-review sessions

Research teams shortlisted for support under the third round of PEP’s PAGE II program will present new proposals for discussion with peers and international experts, during a series of parallel sessions and individual meetings to be held on September 5-6. Following these presentations, the final selection of projects for PEP support will be made.

Prior to these presentations, from August 30 to September 4, PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts will provide project team representatives with intensive training workshops in:

  • Applying cutting-edge experimental impact evaluation research methods and analytical tools (Aug 30 - Sept 1)
  • Best practices to strengthen and promote evidence-informed policymaking (EIPM - Sept 2-4)
  • Incorporating gender analysis into a research project (Sept 4)

Program of activities

Scroll down to find the more detailed and "interactive program" at the bottom of this page

Aug 30, 31,
Sept 1

Experimental Research Impact Evaluation Clinic

  • Training, presentations and individual meetings with teams supported under the PEP Impact Evaluation (IE) Government Mentoring Program
  • See detailed program
Sept 2,3,4

Best Practices for Using Evidence in Policymaking (EIPM)

  • Reviewing best practices and discussing solutions to support/promote the use of research-based evidence in policymaking - detailed program is forthcoming
  • Mandatory for all representatives of invited projet teams (IE Gov Mentoring Program, and shortlisted PAGE II applicant teams)
    • September 2-3: All attendees
    • September 4: Only Government-affiliated officers of PAGE II applicant teams (all members of IE Gov Mentoring Program teams are welcome)
  • See detailed program
Sept 4

Gender Analysis training

Sept 5, 6 (AM)

Presentations and discussions of proposals for support under the PAGE II program

Sept 6 (PM)

Individual meetings with PEP mentors (PAGE II applicants)


Aissatou M. Diop, Grant Administrator

Marjorie Alain, Director of Communications 

General information for participants

Conference Venue

Lamantin Beach Resort
Saly, Senegal
Telephone: + 221 33 957 07 77

Download Visa Information

Health recommendation: Yellow fever is a risk in Senegal; this vaccine is recommended for all travelers (9 months of age or older).
Note: For entry, the Government of Senegal requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever

Please download and consult the "TRAVEL ADVISORY", as it contains very important information regarding your travel to Senegal, hotel stay, logistics, etc.

A Greener Conference

PEP has taken the following steps to reduce the environmental impact of this conference:

- Greatly reduced printing (replaced by digital supports)
- Distance participation via session livestreaming/recording





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