Fourteen project teams selected for third round of PAGE II support

September 2019

Fourteen multidisciplinary teams from developing countries will benefit from PEP support under the third round of the PAGE II initiative.

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September 2019 - Fourteen projects, in 10 African countries, are being supported under the third round of the PAGE II initiative (full list below). PEP selected the new grant recipients from 63 applications received in response to a call for proposals launched earlier in 2019. The selection was made following the presentation of the shortlisted proposals during the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting in Saly, Senegal. During the meeting the team members also attended three days of intensive training. Government-affiliated team members focused on best practices for using evidence in policymaking while researchers also received gender analysis training.

The 14 projects include:

  • Nine projects in low-income economies and/or fragile or conflict-affected situations (LIE/FC)
  • Nine projects in West African countries
  • Six projects led by female team leaders 

These projects involve a total of 84 researchers and government officers, of whom:

  • 46 are women
  • 51 are in low-income economies and/or fragile or conflict-affected situations

The projects selected investigate various aspects of the two PAGE II-Round 3 priority themes of entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, and productive employment in rural farm and non-farm sectors. Topics include gender disparities, food security, access to finance and financial services, public investments, climate change, and women’s empowerment.

In the table below, the projects are grouped according to the analytical approach (research method) applied. Click the code links in the left hand column to view the project description and publications.

Project code (link) Project title Country
Microeconomic analysis 
PMMA-20386 The Gender Gap in Smallholder Agricultural Productivity: The Case of Cameroon Cameroon
PMMA-20396 Accessing finance for productive rural employment opportunities for women in Benin Benin*
PMMA-20418 Women's Employment Issue in Rural Senegal: What Can We Learn About the Shift From Farm Activities to Diversification Strategies? Senegal*
PMMA-20428 The unintended consequences of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP): Women's entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. Malawi*
PMMA-20443 Credit constraints, agricultural productivity and household welfare in Burkina Faso: a gender perspective Burkina Faso*
PMMA-20454 Electrification rurale, autonomisation de la femme et bien-être du ménage en milieu rural en Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire​​​​**
PMMA-20449 The role of  non-farming activities on rural farming households in Lesotho: a gender perspective Lesotho
*Low-income economies (LIE)   **Fragile or conflict-affected situations (FC) 
Macro-micro policy modelling 
MPIA-20453 Politique de l'emploi et file d'attente sur le marche du travail : cas du Senegal Senegal*
MPIA-20452 CGE-microsimulation analysis of government infrastructure investment and interventions in South African rural economy:
Focus on rural economic development, food security, poverty and gender
South Africa
MPIA-20448 Assessing the Economic and Social Impacts of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Project
using a Gender Computable General Equilibrium Model
MPIA-20419 Adaptation au Changement climatique, genre et la pauvreté au Burkina Faso: une analyse macro-micro Burkina Faso*
MPIA-20414 Public Investment on National Food Security Programs in Nigeria:
A CGE Analysis of the Macroeconomic, Welfare and Gender Impact on Small Farm Holders in Nigeria
MPIA-20398 Analyse par un modele d'equilibre general calculable de l'impact de la strategie d'investissement 2019-2023 du Senegal
dans les secteurs moteurs sur la participation au marche du travail et l'emploi des femmes et des jeunes et le bien etre des menages
MPIA-20391 Impact des investissements publics sur l'emploi et la productivité des femmes dans les secteurs agricoles et non agricoles
dans un contexte de dépendance économique aux ressources naturelles : Cas de la RDC
Congo, Dem. Rep.***
*Low-income economies (LIE)   **Fragile or conflict-affected situations (FC) ***LIE and FC



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