How can promoting trade maximize labour market benefits?

November 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that the benefits of trade are often unequally distributed, and can be greater when measures also support small producers.

Development economists win Nobel Prize for “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”

October 14, 2019

2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences awarded to three development economists for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

Happy 17th Anniversary PEP!

October 1, 2019

PEP celebrates 17 years of building and promoting local capacity for local development solutions.

PEP well-represented at UNU-WIDER Development Conference

September 11-13, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

Seven PEP researchers participated in the 2019 UNU-WIDER Development Conference on “Transforming economies - for better jobs”

Fourteen project teams selected for third round of PAGE II support

September 2019

Fourteen multidisciplinary teams from developing countries will benefit from PEP support under the third round of the PAGE II initiative.

PEP Online Training Program: Applied Development Economics

Register by October 31, 2019

PEP is offering three online distance-learning courses in Applied Development Economics, in collaboration with Université Laval in Canada, from January to April, 2020.

Highlights from the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting

August 30-September 6, 2019 | Saly, Senegal

The 2019 PEP Special General Meeting in Senegal brought together almost 80 participants for a very productive and successful event.

2019 PEP Special General Meeting

August 30 - September 6, 2019 | Saly, Senegal

Teams of researchers and government-affiliated officers will attend the 2019 PEP Special General Meeting to receive intensive training, as well as to present their research proposals for discussion and peer review. 

Minimum wage programs need to be designed on a per-country basis

August 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that minimum wage programs need to be adapted the target population to avoid creating unintended problems, especially for vulnerable groups.

Work-relevant education and training is crucial to successful school-to-work transitions

August 2019

Findings from a number of PEP projects agree that education and working-while-studying are key for smoother school-to-work transitions in developing countries.


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