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PEP researchers in Ethiopia hold national conference to share how urbanization is improving welfare

23 December 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how urbanization is improving household welfare in Ethiopia, and what can be done so that more people benefit.

Jean-Yves Duclos appointed President of the Treasury Board, Canada

November 20, 2019 | Ottawa, Canada

Congratulations to PEP co-founder Jean-Yves Duclos, appointed President of the Treasury Board in the new Canadian Liberal Government.

Encouraging successful youth entrepreneurship through training

November 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that training is essential to the success of young entrepreneurs in developing countries.

How can promoting trade maximize labour market benefits?

November 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that the benefits of trade are often unequally distributed, and can be greater when measures also support small producers.

PEP well-represented at UNU-WIDER Development Conference

September 11-13, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

Seven PEP researchers participated in the 2019 UNU-WIDER Development Conference on “Transforming economies - for better jobs”

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.

Highlights from the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting

August 30-September 6, 2019 | Saly, Senegal

The 2019 PEP Special General Meeting in Senegal brought together almost 80 participants for a very productive and successful event.

2019 PEP Special General Meeting

August 30 - September 6, 2019 | Saly, Senegal

Teams of researchers and government-affiliated officers will attend the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting to receive intensive training, as well as to present their research proposals for discussion and peer review. 

Minimum wage programs need to be designed on a per-country basis

August 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that minimum wage programs need to be adapted the target population to avoid creating unintended problems, especially for vulnerable groups.

Work-relevant education and training is crucial to successful school-to-work transitions

August 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that education and working-while-studying are key for smoother school-to-work transitions in developing countries.

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