Among PEP’s guiding principles is the view that its research outputs should be made available to the public in an accessible, reusable, timely and complete manner, as outlined in its Open Access and Data Management Policy.
Under PEP’s Grant Plus research support program, local researchers sometimes collect primary data to fill existing data gaps and carry out impact evaluations in developing countries. These data are used as the research teams apply cutting-edge methodologies to analyse key economic and social policy challenges from a local perspective. Projects that use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) and experimental research (PIERI) methodologies require primary data collection.
Free public access to these datasets is available under Creative Commons licensing. When you click on the link to download a dataset you will be taken to a licensing agreement form. You must accept the licence agreement to receive the files by email.
Any work that uses or references PEP-published data, whatever the format, must include the following acknowledgment:
Data for this study [paper, article, etc.] come from the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), which is funded primarily by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid), the Government of Canada through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The datasets are organised by project type:
- Community-based monitoring system (CBMS) datasets
- Experimental research (PIERI) datasets (coming soon)