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) PAGE funding round. You may also download the flyer of the 2nd PAGE call in English, or en Espanol, 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.
*In the case of projects involving community-based monitoring systems, however, grants are released to institutions, not individuals (find out more below, or here).
You may download this document to have a complete overview of the PAGE program's research themes and objectives in terms of development policy analysis.
However, 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 - 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 second (2013) PAGE funding round:
CLICK HERE to find (download) a detailed description of each of the above-listed priority themes of research.
Also, to assist applicants in designing their research proposal, PEP resource persons have also prepared a complete review of existing scientific literature on each of the above-listed themes. Click on the links below to find the:
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 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 – 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:
* Only impact evaluations using non-experimental techniques (i.e. no randomized controlled trials) will be funded under this second (2013) PAGE round.
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. Except in the case of CBMS projects, PEP grants do not include funding for activities related to data collection.
NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS UNDER THE SECOND (2013) PAGE CALL/FUNDING ROUND HAS NOW EXPIRED, FOR ALL PROJECTS EXCEPT THOSE USING CBMS (see below), WHICH CAN BE SUBMITTED UNTIL MARCH 10, 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 October 16 to December 10, 2013.
Here are the steps to follow:
If you have difficulty completing the steps above, please consult our FAQ page. If you do not find your answer, please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
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).
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 - with the exception of projects involving community-based monitoring systems (see below) - applicant teams ARE REQUIRED to submit their proposal using the following template:
You may also refer to the following :
In the case of projects using community-based monitoring systems (CBMS), applicants must refer to/use the following link:
For general inquiries or assistance regarding this call for proposals (for non-CBMS projects), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.