The 9th PEP General Meeting was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from December 3 to 9, 2011.
PEP general meetings are international events that gather hundreds of participants – development researchers, practitioners, lead experts and policy stakeholders - from around the world, who travel to learn and share knowledge on the most recent methodologies, concepts and findings in the analysis of policy issues related to poverty, economic and social development.
These meetings are, for instance, the perfect occasion for PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts to provide hundreds of developing country researchers with intensive training in the use of the most updated analytical tools, concepts and methodological innovations fostered through the network's supported research and initiatives.
Following training sessions, attending researchers are invited to present either new research proposals or the latest reports from their already funded research projects, to peers and PEP-appointed evaluators. PEP meetings are, above all, a unique experience in terms of peer-review and scientific validation for Southern researchers.
Finally, each PEP general meeting features a one- or two-day policy conference, to present and discuss the policy implications of various PEP research outcomes. These presentations are thematically focused in accordance with current or emerging development policy issues, and several relevant stakeholders (policymakers, international institution representatives, etc.) are invited to both attend to and participate in. This year's policy conference themes were 1) "Policy Lessons of Impact Evaluation Initiatives" and 2) "Public Infrastructure and Inclusive Growth". See detailed program, December 5, sessions 1 and 2.
As they provide an opportunity for international participants of both academic and government affiliations to debate on the issues at hand, these conferences thus contribute to bridging the gap between research and policy when defining options to address poverty issues and promote development in the South.
For information on the previous PEP general meeting, held in 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, see here.
See detailed program
December 3-4: PEP School on Poverty Mapping (Advance Module)
December 5: PEP Network Policy Conference
December 9 :
Conference Venue: Angkor Era Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Conference Papers and Presentation Materials
Angkor Era Hotel
Address: National Road 6, Phum Khnar, Khum Chreav, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel: 855(0)63 968 999 Fax: 855(0)63 968 968
For reservation and to avail of the special conference rate, please contact the PEP Conference Secretariat.
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