Since 2002, PEP has been devoted to building and promoting the capacity of developing country researchers to conduct high quality research around development priority issues, for better-informed policy in their home countries.  PEP-supported research also fosters the development and application of a variety of cutting-edge methodologies and analytical perspectives (CBMS, MPIA, PIERI, PMMA).

Over the past decade, PEP has been deputed by an increasing number of national or international institutions to lead special, often large-scale research initiatives aimed at strengthening and/or mobilizing local expertise in developing countries - including low-income countries, fragiles and/or conflict states - in the production of reliable evidence base for policymaking on emerging or priority development policy issues. 

PEP's current main donors are Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID or UK Aid) - supporting the PAGE initiatives (see below).

Other past and current supporters include: AusAID (now Australia's DFAT), CIDA (now Global Affairs Canada), FAO, IADB, IFPRI, ILO, NWO-Wotro, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and World Bank Group.


Find out more about PEP special initiatives through the following links:


Current initiatives


Past initiatives


CBMS special initiatives

  Through PEP, the CBMS network (based in the Philippines) has also launched several intiatives to tackle a variety of welfare and development issues - such as gender, impact of shocks, adaptation to climate change, community development, etc. - using "community-based monitoring systems".


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