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PEP Online Training Program: Applied Development Economics

November 2017

PEP is offering three online distance-learning courses in Applied Development Economics, in collaboration with Université Laval in Canada, from January to March, 2018.

New articles comparing key PEP-PAGE findings

November 2017

PEP has published a series of articles comparing key findings from PAGE (2012-2016) projects focused on similar themes but from different countries and regions.

PEP researcher presents at 8th Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference

October 6, 2017 | Richmond, USA

PEP researcher, Dr Abdoulaye Seck, presented his findings at the 8th Annual Conference on Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa.

Women at high risk of poverty in rural Africa

October 15, 2017

October 15 is the UN International Day of Rural Women, highlighting the critical role of rural women in eradicating poverty. PEP findings from four African countries identify key issues and poverty reduction strategies involving local women in rural areas. 

Now available: A new user-friendly TBD microsimulation toolkit for distributive analysis

October 2017

PEP resource persons have developed a user-friendly "Stata-based toolkit to perform microsimulations combined with CGE models in a top-down fashion" and user manual. This material is now available to download, free of charge.

29 project teams selected for first round of PAGE II support

September 2017

143 developing country researchers will benefit from PEP support under the first round of the new PAGE II initiative.

Supporting female entrepreneurship to reduce poverty

September 2017

Projects in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Bangladesh investigate the poverty reduction effects of access to credit for female entrepreneurship.

Introducing a minimum wage can improve well-being

July 2017

PEP findings indicate that setting or raising the minimum wage can have positive income and well-being effects, provided it is managed appropriately.

Highlights from the 2017 PEP Annual Conference in Kenya

June 8-14, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

The 2017 PEP Annual Conference in Kenya brought together around 150 researchers, practitioners, international experts, representatives of donor and international organizations, and policy actors from 39 countries for a highly successful event.

New PEP Call for Proposals

Submission deadline: September 13, 2017

Submit your proposal to receive PEP support for research projects on the theme of policy analysis on growth and employment in developing countries.

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