Lists of recommended readings for PAGE priority research issues now online!

Referring to identified policy issues of PEP new call for proposals

In the context of the new PEP call for proposals “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE), PEP resource persons have prepared a list of recommended readings, based on an exhaustive review of existing scientific literature, for each of the priority research themes (policy issues) identified by the PAGE policy group. 

The list comprises references to research work from a variety of methodological perspectives – fostered by PEP research and support programs.  

The themes and related links are presented below:

  • Providing social protection to the informal sector (link to references)
  • Youth employment and entrepreneurship (link)
  • Employment intensity of non-agricultural growth (link)
  • China’s growth: opportunities and challenges for developing countries (link)
  • Entrepreneurial risk tolerance by gender (link)
  • Discrimination in credit access for women at the SME level (link)

CLICK HERE, for a detailed description of these priority research themes (or policy issues)



The first (2012) round of the PAGE initiative will fund up to 28 projects, including at least: 

·         5 projects using randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

·         10 projects in LICs, fragile and/or conflict states (see list)

·         9 projects using community-based monitoring systems (CBMS)

The deadline for submitting a PAGE proposal was November 5, 2012 for all projects but those using CBMS. CBMS proposals can be submitted up to January 5, 2013.

For detailed information regarding the PAGE initiative and call for proposals, e.g. value of research grants, PEP support program and research methodologies, as well as application restrictions, requirements or procedures, please follow this link to the PEP website:

See: PEP call for proposals “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE)




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