|Personalized training, provided by world leading experts,
in the most updated concepts and methodologies of development economics
PEP schools are intensive training programs provided on updated techniques and tools for the analysis of poverty and economic policy, to help researchers contribute to the design of effective national growth and poverty reduction strategies.
These programs are organized by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in collaboration with (and often on the request of) host institutions around the world, mostly in Southern countries. They include both distance learning components and live intensive training workshops (see Delivery Mode below). The scientific expertise and training is provided by PEP resource persons from the region and abroad.
Different courses are offered in the varied methodologies and techniques applied in PEP research*:
- poverty measurement and analysis;
- modelling the impacts of macroeconomic policies and shocks;
- community-based monitoring systems;
- impact evaluations
See the PEP School brochure for detailed information on the different PEP School programs and delivery mode. *Find more information on the courses' content and past training sessions carried on in each of the related programs through the corresponding items in the left menu.
PEP School training usually follows two complementary criteria: preliminary distance training and on-site training workshops.
- Distance training: This is generally carried out over a three month period. Readings and exercises are provided to participants as an introduction. Participants can rely on technical support whenever needed.
- Training workshop: The training workshop brings together participants and resource persons in the same location, generally for a period of 5 to 10 days. Lectures, hands-on exercises and group assignments are important components of the delivery mode.