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COVID-19 response

March 2020

How PEP is responding to COVID-19 as an international organisation, and resources to help inform policy responses.

PEP online courses build capacity in low-income and fragile situations

May 2020

134 participate in 2020 edition of PEP online training courses and 23, predominantly from low-income and fragile situations, are awarded the Graduate Microprogram Certificate in Development Economics.

PEP experts help lead Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey in South Africa

May 2020

A member of the PEP Board of Directors and a PEP Research Fellow are helping to lead a collaborative research project on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in South Africa.

PEP’s development economics online classes are on YouTube

Watch all the lessons from PEP’s development economics online courses on YouTube.

PEP experts contribute to UNDP LAC Covid-19 Policy Documents Series

May 2020

A PEP Board Member and Research Director have contributed papers to the UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean Covid-19 Policy Documents Series.

Using CBMS data to inform localized COVID responses in the Philippines

April 2020 | The Philippines

Local government units are using their existing CBMS databases to identify and target priority beneficiaries of relief programs

PEP Resource Persons analyse the economic effects of COVID-19 containment measures in Guadeloupe

April 10, 2020 

PEP Resource Persons, Sébastien Mathouraparsad and Bernard Decaluwé have published an article on the economic effects of Guadeloupe's COVID-19 containment measures.

PEP congratulates icipe on 50th anniversary

April 7, 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya

PEP congratulates icipe, home to the PEP Global Secretariat, on 50 years of research and capacity building to alleviate poverty and ensure food security

PEP Research Fellow identifies economic implications of COVID-19 in Africa

April 5, 2020 

Professor John Ataguba, a PEP Research Fellow, has published an article on the economic implications of COVID-19 in Africa

Global Affairs Canada awards funding to PEP for climate change in Africa research initiative

March 2020

Global Affairs Canada has awarded funding to PEP for a three-year research initiative on “Climate change in Africa: Impacts and responses for women and girls”.

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