The 3rd and final PAGE call for proposals is now officially launched!
In 2012, PEP was granted funding by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada to lead a new research initiative entitled “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries.
Find out more about the PAGE program here - including the list of projects selected/supported under the previous (2012 and 2013) PAGE funding rounds. You may also download the flyer of the 3rd PAGE call in English, français (forthcoming), or Espagnol (forthcoming), for circulation in your network(s).
To build and promote research capacities in developing countries
Applicant teams are generally composed of at least one senior researcher, leading several junior researchers, and must:
See further below for application details/procedure.
Click here to find out more about the "PEP support program" for researchers in developing countries.
For each PAGE call for proposals, a different list of specific priority issues - yet always under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment - are identified as especially relevant to address specific knowledge gaps and policy needs in terms of evidence base. These issues are identified by the PAGE policy group - composed of high-level development policy experts from different regions of the world - in collaboration with PEP lead researchers - international experts in the field of development economics.
See below for the list of priority issues for projects to be supported through the third (2014) PAGE funding round:
CLICK HERE to find (download) a detailed description of each of the above-listed priority themes of research.
Building on ten years of experience and a large pool of world-renowned experts in the field, PEP offers unique expertise in the application of cutting-edge methodologies or analytical techniques of economics and development research in the specific context of developing countries.
Beyond the geographic scope of its activities and reach, another peerless feature of PEP is the breadth of analytical perspectives, tools and techniques (usually referred to as the “PEP toolbox”) which researchers can choose to apply and be trained in. Some of these tools - which are acknowledged worldwide as the most up-to-date in the field of applied development research – have emerged directly from PEP research. They are based on extensive experience in the analysis of policy issues related to poverty and economic development in the specific context of developing countries.
Find more information regarding the various methods fostered by PEP research through the related sections of the PEP website as linked below:
* Projects involving data collection (e.g. CBMS projects, or randomized controlled trials) will not be supported under this 3rd (final) PAGE round of funding, with the exception of those selected in the context of the "special call for field experiments". See further below for more information on this call.
Basic PAGE funding is up to $44.5 K, including $20 K in research (cash) grant and up to $24.5 K in various subsidies (for participation in PEP meetings, study visits, working paper and journal publication grants, presentations in international conferences, organization of national policy conferences and dissemination activities).
For projects from LIC teams, up to $13.5 K in additional funding is provided to allow 2 team members to attend a PEP School.
N.B. In the context of this specific (3rd) PAGE call, PEP grants will not include funding for activities related to data collection, with the exception of the special call for field experiments (see below).
NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS UNDER THE THIRD PAGE CALL/FUNDING ROUND IS OCTOBER 30, 2014.
Interested researchers who are not eligible for funding are nonetheless encouraged to use the training material, readings and other information and resources made available on the PEP website.
You must submit your proposal using the PEP website “intranet system”, from August 25 to November 10, 2014.
Here are the steps to follow:
Project proposals submitted in the context of the PAGE initiative must include a description of:
The research project proposal should also correspond to one or more of the priority themes (as listed above).
PLAGIARISM is strictly forbidden - click here for definition of plagiarism and related instructions for citing sources. PEP will be using a software program to detect cases of plagiarism.
PEP encourages applicant teams to submit proposals in English, but will accept proposals submitted in French or Spanish in cases of (justified) language barrier.
In order to be considered, applicant teams ARE REQUIRED to submit their proposal using either of the following templates
You may also refer to the following :
Special call for field experiment project proposals
This is why, in the context of the 3rd PAGE funding round, PEP will select and support two projects of economic field experiments, to be led by teams of local researchers in developing countries (eligible for this call - see requirements listed above).
Download the PDF call for proposals for detailed information regarding field experiments, including a list of related readings, and this specific call.
To be considered, proposals must be submitted using the “Proposal template for field experiment project”.
This template should be completed based on indications provided in the “Guidelines to complete an experimental research proposal”, which presents detailed instructions/examples regarding the specific requirements and information sought by PEP for proposal evaluation/selection.
In total, two research teams will be selected to benefit from the manifold PEP support program in the conduct of high quality field experiments, in the context of the 3rd PAGE funding round. In addition to continual support from a PEP mentor (expert in the field), the PEP “Grant Plus” support program for these particular projects comprises a research grant of up to USD 30K.
Requirements in terms of themes, eligibility, application procedures, etc. are the same as for all other PEP-PAGE grant applications - described in the above sections of this webpage.
For general inquiries regarding application details/procedures, you may refer to email@example.com.
However, more specific inquiries regarding "field experiments" can be addressed to Maria Adelaida Lopera Baena, at firstname.lastname@example.org - a one-week delay can be expected for replies.