Increasing Global South Participation in Development Economics

March 2022

PEP Research Fellows find that researchers from the Global South are severely underrepresented in the fields of development economics research, policy and consulting activities.

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. Find out more about these Studies on the Participation of the Global South in Development Economics Research, Policy and Consulting Activities.

The findings from these studies were presented and discussed in a session on how to “Increase the Southern Voice in Development Debates” at the Evidence for Development: What Works Summit 2021 (below).

Update Feb 15, 2022: The authors shared their findings in the blog article "Northern Institutions Dominate International Development Research: So What?" published as part of the Power Shifts series for From Poverty to Power (FP2P, Duncan Green, Oxfam Blogs).

Update Mar 30, 2022: The authors shared their findings in the blog article "Geographical inequality in global debates about development policy" published by GlobalDev, a blog site supported by the Global Development Network (GDN)

The findings from these studies inspired PEP’s Call to Action for greater participation of Southern Researchers in economic development debates.
The Call to Action is supported by more than 80 leading economists from around the world. We invite you to support this initiative by adding your name and sharing it with your networks.

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