2019 PEP Special General Meeting

Saly, Senegal | August 30 - September 6, 2019

PEP general meetings are international events that gather development researchers, practitioners and leading experts and from around the world to receive and provide training and peer review. They also provide a unique opportunity for international networking experience for all participants, especially developing country researchers.

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. 

It is organized as part of the third round of the second PEP-PAGE initiative (PAGE II), with support from the Canadian Government through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and additional funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID, or UK Aid) and the Hewlett Foundation.

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Building capacity for policy research in developing countries
Training workshops and scientific peer-review sessions

Research teams shortlisted for support under the third round of PEP’s PAGE II program will present new proposals for discussion with peers and international experts. Following these presentations, the final selection of projects for PEP support will be made.

From August 30 to September 4, PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts will provide project team representatives with intensive training workshops in:

  • Best practices for using evidence in policymaking (EIPM),
  • Incorporating gender analysis into research project,
  • Applying cutting-edge experimental impact evaluation research methods and analytical tools,
  • Best practices in writing scientific papers, to increase quality and chances of publication.

Program of activities

Aug 30
- Sept 1

Experimental Research Impact Evaluation Workshop

  • Three-day workshop
  • Mandatory for all representatives of Experimental Research (PIERI) research teams
Sept 2 to 4

Best Practices for Using Evidence in Policymaking (EIPM)

  • Mandatory for all representatives of PAGE II applicant teams
    • September 2-3: All attendees
    • September 4: Government-affiliated officers
Sept 4

Gender Analysis training

  • Mandatory for researchers representing PAGE II applicant teams
Sept 5 to
6 (AM)

Presentations and discussions of proposals for support under the PAGE II program

  • In parallel group sessions, according to methodology applied in research 
  • Draft programs forthcoming: CGE/Macro group, Micro group
Sept 6, PM Individual meetings with PEP mentors (All PAGE II applicants, CGE/Macro and Micro groups)

Aissatou M. Diop, Grant Administrator  

Marjorie Alain, Director of Communications

General information for participants

Conference Venue

Lamantin Beach Resort
Saly, Senegal
Telephone: + 221 33 957 07 77
Email: reservation@lelamantin.com
Website: www.lelamantin.com/en/

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Health recommendation: Yellow fever is a risk in Senegal; this vaccine is recommended for all travelers (9 months of age or older).
Note: For entry, the Government of Senegal requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever

A Greener Conference

PEP has taken the following steps to reduce the environmental impact of this conference:

- Greatly reduced printing (replaced by digital supports)
- Distance participation via session livestreaming/recording



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