Actions to increase Southern-led development

February 11, 2022 | Webinar

Discussing findings and insights for concrete actions that can increase the participation and leadership of researchers from the Global South in development research and policy.

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International development debates focus on countries in the Global South (broadly, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean) yet the field seems to be dominated by experts from the Global North.

In 2020-21, PEP Research Fellows led a series of six studies investigating the participation of researchers from the Global South in development economics research, policy and consulting activities. 

The findings from these studies show how Southern researchers are underrepresented in the development field. The findings also led the Fellows to identify five areas for action to help redress this imbalance.

The authors of these studies discussed their recommendations and justifications, identifying why and how changes need to happen during a free webinar on February 11, 2022.

Simultaneous interpretation (French-English-Spanish).


Headshot Vaqar Ahmed

Vaqar Ahmed – PEP Research Fellow & Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan

Headshot Nisha Arunatilake

Nisha Arunatilake - PEP Research Fellow & Director of Research, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka

Headshot Veronica Amarante

Veronica Amarante PEP Research Fellow & Professor, Instituto de Economía, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Headshot Ronelle Burger

Ronelle Burger - PEP Research Fellow & Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Headshot Ana Kassouf

Ana Lucia Kassouf - PEP Research Fellow & Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Esalq-USP, Brazil

Headshot Lucas Ronconi

Lucas Ronconi PEP Research Fellow & Professor of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET, Argentina


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