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Women at high risk of poverty in rural Africa

October 15, 2017

October 15 is the UN International Day of Rural Women, highlighting the critical role of rural women in eradicating poverty. PEP findings from four African countries identify key issues and poverty reduction strategies involving local women in rural areas. 

How migration and remittances affect welfare and employment at home

October 2017

PEP projects from Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, and Senegal investigate the varied impacts of migration and remittances on welfare and employment.

Now available: A new user-friendly TBD microsimulation toolkit for distributive analysis

October 2017

PEP resource persons have developed a user-friendly "Stata-based toolkit to perform microsimulations combined with CGE models in a top-down fashion" and user manual. This material is now available to download, free of charge.

Supporting female entrepreneurship to reduce poverty

September 2017

Projects in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Bangladesh investigate the poverty reduction effects of access to credit for female entrepreneurship.

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”

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