- PEP in the World
Personalized training, provided by world leading experts, in the most updated concepts and methodologies of development economics
PEP schools are intensive training programs provided on updated techniques and tools for the analysis of poverty and economic policy, to help researchers contribute to the design of effective national growth and poverty reduction strategies.
These programs are organized by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in partnership with host institutions around the world, mostly in Southern countries. They include both distance learning components and live intensive training workshops (see Delivery Mode below). The scientific expertise and training is provided by PEP resource persons from the region and abroad.
Different courses are offered in the varied methodologies and techniques applied in PEP research*:
See our new PEP School brochure for detailed information on the different PEP School programs and delivery mode.
*Find more information on the courses' content and past training sessions carried on in each of the related programs through the corresponding items in the left menu.
PEP is proud to introduce a brand new (and multi-courses) edition of the PEP School, offered annually in collaboration with Université Laval, in Quebec City (Canada). The next edition will be held from June 3 to 21, 2013. Find more information here.
Several new editions of PEP schools on “Modelling the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies and Shocks” have also taken place in Africa in 2012.
French editions were held in Cameroon in November 2011, in Uganda in May 2012 and in Nigeria in July 2012.
Another English edition has been held, once again, in South Africa (Pretoria) in November 2012. This time, however, the PEP modeling team provided a program of "Advanced Training in CGE and GAMS", which was organized in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
Also, on request of and in collaboration with IFPRI, PEP proivdes specialized training in CGE modelling techniques (using PEP standard CGE models) to their AGRODEP project memberes; a first edition of the PEP-AGRODEP school has been held in Uganda, in May 2012, and a second one is to be held in December 2012, in South Africa.
Besides the several editions of CBMS training workshops, other programs of PEP Schools have now also reached Asia, with a first edition of the Poverty Measurement and Analysis program held from February 20 to 24, 2012, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA). Find more information here.
PEP School training usually follows two complementary criteria: preliminary distance training and on-site training workshops.
Distance training: This is generally carried out over a three month period. Readings and exercises are provided to participants as an introduction. Participants can rely on technical support whenever needed.
Training workshop: The training workshop brings together participants and resource persons in the same location, generally for a period of 7 to 10 days. Lectures, hands-on exercises and group assignments are important components of the delivery mode.