PEP SPECIAL INITIATIVES
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 - especially in most fragile and low capacity contexts - to produce reliable evidence base for strategic and pro-poor development.
PEP's current main donors are Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID or UK Aid) - supporting PAGE (see above). 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.
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".|