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Why youth become entrepreneurs

August 2017

PEP projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe investigate the factors that encourage youth 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.

2017 PEP Annual Conference in Kenya

June 8-14, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

PEP conferences gather hundreds of development researchers, practitioners, leading experts, and policy stakeholders from around the world, to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities related to development research, policy analysis, and advisory work.

PEP researcher awarded Ministry of Education grant to investigate youth employment outcomes in Kyrgyzstan

March 2017 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

PEP researcher Burulcha Sulaimanova has been awarded a Ministry of Education grant for her research proposal on “Education-job mismatch and employment outcomes of youth in Kyrgyzstan”

PEP researchers hold conference to discuss findings on how length of unemployment affects youth employment in Macedonia

December 14, 2016 | Skopje, Macedonia

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss their findings on how length of unemployment affects the chances of youth finding a suitable job in Macedonia.

PEP researchers hold national policy conference to discuss how microfinance loans are not supporting women’s entrepreneurship in Bangladesh

December 7, 2016 | Dhaka, Bangladesh

A team of local PEP researchers held a policy conference to discuss how women face multiple constraints in trying to start microenterprises in Bangladesh.

PEP researchers discuss findings on how to reduce child poverty in Serbia at national conference

December 2, 2016 | Belgrade, Serbia

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss their findings on how to reduce child poverty in Serbia.

Two PEP teams discuss impact of microfinance on inclusion in Bolivia at joint policy conference

December 2, 2016 | La Paz, Bolivia

Two teams of local PEP researchers presented and discussed their findings relating to the impact of microfinance on social inclusion in Bolivia at a joint national policy conference.

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