Guides and Templates

On this page you will find PEP guides and/or templates for each stage of the research cycle—from project proposal to dissemination of findings and recommendations—as well as PEP's institutional policies.

Grants Manual

Non-experimental research projects

PEP standard grants manual for non-experimental research projects. Updated October 2021

Experimental Research intitiatives

Fostering Autonomous Local Impact Evaluations for Policymaking: FALIEP Grants Manual updated March 2022
 

Strengthening Impact Evaluation Capacities for Development: SIECD Grants Manual updated March 2022
 

Impact Evaluation Government Mentoring Program: IE Mentoring Grants Manual updated June 2019

 

Templates & Guides

Grant application

NON-EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS:  Proposal template and Proposal guidelines


EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS:
 

  • Using a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)Template and Guidelines to prepare an Expression of Interest (EOI)
     
  • Using a Field Experiment: Template and Guidelines to preparing a proposal


ALL:

  • Guide for team leaders of PEP-supported research projects 
     
  • Guide for how to submit a revised research proposal

Pre-analysis Plan

Pre-analysis Plan for Experimental Research projects (Word file). Updated in 2021

Interim Reports

NON-EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS:

  • Content: Interim reports should include the results for all of the analysis planned in the accepted proposal.
     
  • Format: Please use the Final Report/Working Paper template relevant to your research method (see below).
     
  • Goal: The goal is to prove that your project is progressing satisfactorily and that it can be reasonably assumed that your team will be able to prepare a final report in time for presentation at the next PEP annual conference.


EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS (RCTs, Field experiments):

  • Content:
     
    • Interim Research Report #1 refers to an updated version of the Pre-analysis Plan including an analysis of baseline data.
       
    • Interim Research Report #2  refers to an updated version of the Interim Research Report #1 including an update on the progress of the intervention.
       
  • Format: Please update your existing Pre-analysis Plan based on the template (see above). This template contains specific sections to be filled at each Interim Report instance.
     
  • Goal: The goal is to prove that your project is progressing satisfactorily and that it can be reasonably assumed that your team will be able to prepare a final report in time for presentation at the next PEP annual conference.


Submission guide (all)

Final Report and Working Paper

For CGE Modeling projects: Template (.doc)


For Experimental Research projects: Template (.doc)


For Microeconomic Analysis projects: Word template (.doc) and Overleaf/LaTex template (zipped file)

  • N.B. Teams wishing to work in Overleaf should contact with their mentor who will invite them to an Overleaf project


Make sure to include the correct acknowledgement. Refer to section A3 of your Research Support Grant Agreement beginning:

This work was carried out with financial and scientific support from the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)”.


Submission guide

Dofile Templates (Experimental)

ONLY FOR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Policy engagement and outputs

Stakeholder matrix and engagement strategy


Policy Paper template (and instructions)


Policy Brief guidelines

 

Guide for building a policy influence plan or strategy 

Technical Reports

Fill in online in your PEP project's intranet space.

See the tutorial

Slide Presentation

Proposal presentation template

  • Use of this template is mandatory for applicants invited to present a proposal during a PEP annual conference
  • See also guidelines for presenting a research proposal at a PEP annual conference
     

Final Report or Working Paper presentation

  • Use of this template is mandatory when presenting PEP research results at a PEP annual conference or study visit.
  • See also guidelines for presenting a final report at a PEP annual conference

Generic external event presentation template 

  • Use of this template is mandatory if your participation is funded by PEP. 
  • For National Policy Conferences and International Conferences, please see specific sections below.

Study Visit

Application for study visits

National Policy Conference

Application for National Policy Conference grants

Guidelines for submitting a National Policy Conference grant application

Please download and use the PPT template and logos package for your research program:

International Conferences

Participation grant

In-person event application

Online event application

 

External event presentation template Use of this template is mandatory if your participation is funded by PEP.

Journal Publications

Publication Strategy for Experimental Research projects (Word file). Updated in 2021


See also: Guidance on publishing and communicating research

Other

How to write a professional biography for your PEP profile: Guide

How to incorporate a Gender Perspective into Economic Research: Article

For guidance on publishing and communicating research, please review that section of the PEP website.

Institutional policies

Acknowledgement texts

Conflict of Interest Policy 

Intellectual Property Statement 

Open Access and Data Policy

Penalty Policy

 

 

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