After working several years as a PEP resource person and lead researcher, Luca Tiberti - who is based at Laval University - was recently appointed as the new coordinator for the PEP-PMMA research support program.
The PMMA program (for "Poverty Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis") specializes in the development and application of concepts, techniques and tools to monitor, measure and analyse welfare, equity and other related issues in a multidimensional setting, primarily using household survey data. Through the PMMA research program, PEP contributes to build local capacities in microeconomic measurement and analysis in developing countries.
Luca has been working with the PEP team as a full-time PMMA resource person since 2011. In this capacity, he has personally provided support, mentoring and training to dozens of developing country researchers. Meanwhile, he has also contributed and/or led several PEP special research initiatives, especially in the analysis of child welfare issues (such as UNICEF-sponsored studies) and the development of advanced methods and tools of analysis. His work has resulted in several scientific publications, some of which are listed in the 3rd table of this webpage: www.pep-net.org/external-publications
As the new PMMA program coordinator, Luca Tiberti replaces Jean-Yves Duclos, who has led the PMMA program since its creation over a decade ago, and who was one of the founders of PEP itself. A world-renowned economist, Dr. Duclos has dedicated years of countless efforts, time and energy for PEP; developing new tools of analysis adapted to developing countries (e.g. DAD and DASP software tools) and building local capacities and expertise in microeconomic analysis. His work and efforts are greeted with the highest regards by all those who had the privilege to collaborate with him in this venture. PEP wishes to express its deepest gratitude for so many years of dedication from Dr. Duclos, and will be delighted to be able to continue to count on his continuing support, both as a lead researcher and special advisor in the future.