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 second PEP-PAGE initiative (PAGE II), 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.
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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. Following these presentations, the final selection of projects for PEP support will be made.
From August 30 to September 4, PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts will provide project team representatives with intensive training workshops in:
- Best practices for using evidence in policymaking (EIPM),
- Incorporating gender analysis into research project,
- Applying cutting-edge experimental impact evaluation research methods and analytical tools,
- Best practices in writing scientific papers, to increase quality and chances of publication.
Program of activities
Experimental Research Impact Evaluation Workshop
|Sept 2 to 4||
Best Practices for Using Evidence in Policymaking (EIPM)
Gender Analysis training
|Sept 5 to
Presentations and discussions of proposals for support under the PAGE II program
|Sept 6, PM||Individual meetings with PEP mentors (All PAGE II applicants, CGE/Macro and Micro groups)|
Aissatou M. Diop, Grant Administrator
Marjorie Alain, Director of Communications
General information for participants
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.
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