- PEP in the World
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.
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.
For more information regarding the "PEP support program" for researchers in developing countries, see Introducing PEP Work in Research Capacity Building
*In the case of projects involving community-based monitoring systems, however, grants are released to institutions, not individuals (find out more below, or here).
Under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment, a list of priority issues have been identified as especially relevant to address specific knowledge gaps and policy needs in terms of evidence base:
CLICK HERE to find (download) a detailed description of each of the above-listed priority themes of research
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. See LIST OF RECOMMENDED READINGS
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”) in which researchers receive training and support. 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:
* Note that in the case of impact evaluation projects, this first (2012) round of PAGE will only fund (and thus accept proposals of) projects using randomized controlled trials (see below). For more information regarding the specific research techniques associated with the use of "randomized controlled trials", see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randomized_controlled_trial
PAGE 2012 (round 1)
A basic PAGE grant amounts to approximately $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, an additional $13.5 K is provided to allow 2 team members to attend a PEP School.
For projects using RCTs, up to $100 K in extra funding is provided for the conduct of baseline and follow-up surveys.
In the context of this first (2012) call for proposals, PEP has received 151 proposals from 52 different countries, out of which 28 projects will be selected for support, following their presentations at the next PEP general meeting - to be held in South Africa, in May 2013.
NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAGE PROPOSALS FOR THE FIRST (2012) ROUND HAS EXPIRED FOR ALL TYPES OF PROJECTS, EXCEPT THOSE THAT INTEND TO USE CBMS. FOR THE LATTER THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 5, 2013.
THE NEXT PEP-PAGE CALL FOR PROPOSALS WILL BE LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2013
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”. Here are the steps to follow:
If you have difficulty completing the steps above, 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.
With the exception of projects involving community-based monitoring systems (see below), applicant teams ARE REQUIRED to use the following
You may also refer to the following :
In the case of projects using community-based monitoring systems (CBMS), applicants can submit proposals until June 5, 2013, and must refer to/use the following links and documents to do so:
If you require assistance or further information from the PEP team, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries/information regarding CBMS proposals, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org