PEP African representative, Pr. Abdoulaye Diagne, invited to present findings from PEP research on child welfare issues at UNICEF conference in Senegal

Dakar - June 15, 2012

"Assessing the Impact of Deworming and School Canteen Programs in Rural Senegal"                

Pr. Abdoulaye Diagne, Director of the CRES and regional representative of PEP in Africa, was invited by UNICEF regional office in Dakar to participate as a guest speaker in a special conference meeting entitled “Persistent Poverty and Rising Inequity”, held June 15, 2012, in Dakar.

Pr. Diagne presented the outcomes of a recently completed impact evaluation project, entitled “Assessing the Impact of School Canteens and Deworming Programs in Primary Schools in Rural Senegal”, which he has conducted in collaboration with 5 local researchers (Pr Diagne was appointed team leader) with financial, scientific and technical support from PEP.  The related Powerpoint presentation (from the conference, in French) summarizes the main outcomes of this project, based on an experimental approach as fostered by PEP research through the Policy Impact Evaluation Research Initiative (PIERI).

The special session dedicated to their project was the opportunity for him and his team members to share and discuss the main results and important policy implications ensued from their PEP-funded research, to an audience of academics and policy makers at the national level.

For more information regarding this project, you can follow this link, but note that the main papers and briefs on the outcomes of this particular research have yet to be officially published.

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