2019 Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) General Meeting

Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence
Capetown, South Africa



Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) – Conference Sessions


CBMS Conference Session (Day 1- May 30, 2019)

Examining Issues on Youth Unemployment, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion: Micro Level Evidences from CBMS data

Session Chairperson:  Dr. Celia M. Reyes
                                    President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
                                    and CBMS Network Team Leader/PEP-CBMS Research Director

8:55 am
 
Opening Remarks/CBMS Session Overview
Dr. Celia M. Reyes
9:00-10:30 Session 1: Determinants of Youth Unemployment and Labour Market Transition in Botswana

9:00



 


 

9:30
 


 

Presenters:

Determinants of Youth Unemployment and Labour Market Transition in Botswana
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Happy Siphambe
Professor of Economics and CBMS-Botswana Project Leader
University of Botswana


Comments on the Study on "Determinants of Unemployment and Labour Market Transitions of the Youth in Botswana" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Botswana and in the Locality
Presentation

Mr. Stanley Makosha
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Office of the President, Botswana

9:40 



9:45 

 

9:50
 


9:55

Discussants:

Ms. Nancy Spence
Gender Advisor and Director
Gender Economic and Social Development Affiliates (ESDA),Canada

Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Director, Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research (ISSER)
University of Ghana

Dr. Sudarno Sumarto
Policy Adviser, National Team for the
Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), and Senior Fellow
SMERU Research Institute, Indonesia

Dr. William Randall Spence
President, Economic and Social Development Affiliates (ESDA),Canada

10:00 Open Forum/Discussion
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30
 

Session 2: Determinants of Financial Inclusion for Youth entrepreneurship:
Evidence from Addis Ababa City and Shirka Wereda

11:00

 

 

 


11:30


 

 

Presenters:

Determinants of Financial Inclusion for Youth Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Addis Ababa City and Shirka Wereda
Paper/Presentation

Mr. Abel Tewolde Mehari
Lecturer and Researcher-CBMS Ethiopia Project
Arsi University, Ethiopia
 

Comments on the Study on "Determinants of Financial Inclusion for Youth Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Addis Ababa City and Shirka Wereda" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Ethiopia and in the Locality
Presentation

Mr. Engida Abebe Bekelle
Team Leader of Indicative Plan Preparation and Research Directorate
National Plan Commission of Ethiopia



11:40
11:45
11:50
11:55

Discussants:

Dr. Sudarno Sumarto
Dr. William Randall Spence
Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Ms. Nancy Spence

12:00

Open Forum/Discussion

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:30

Session 3: Determinants of Financial Inclusion for the Youth in Uganda: Evidence from CBMS data

2:00

 


 



2:30



 

Presenters:

Determinants of Financial Inclusion among the Youth in Uganda
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Margaret Banga
Senior Lecturer, School of Statistics and Planning, Makerere University
And CBMS Researcher, CBMS Project- Uganda
 

Comments on the Study on "Determinants of Financial Inclusion Among the Youth in Uganda: Evidence from CBMS Data" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Uganda and in the Locality
Presentation

Mr. Mayanja Gonzaga
Commissioner/ Monitoring and Evaluation (LGs)
Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda



2:40
2:45
2:50
2:55

Discussants:

Dr. Sudarno Sumarto
Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Dr. William Randall Spence

3:00 Open Forum/Discussion
3:30 Coffee Break
4:00-6:00
 

Session 4: Does addressing gender inequalities and empowering women improve development programme outcomes? The Case of C:AVA project in Ghana

4:00


 

 




5:00

Presenters:

Does Addressing Gender Inequalities and Empowering Women Improve Development Programme Outcomes? The Case of C:AVA project in Ghana
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Wilhelmina Quaye
CBMS Ghana Project Team Leader
CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana


Dr. Eric Oduro Osae
Technical Advisor to the Minister for Local Government and Rural
Development, Ghana



5:10
5:15
5:20
5:25

Discussants:

Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Dr. William Randall Spence
Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Sudarno Sumarto

5:30 Open Forum/Discussion
6:00

End of Session

CBMS Conference Session (Day 2- May 31, 2019)

Using CBMS for Examining Gender Inequality, Women Empowerment and Poverty Reduction

Session Chairperson:  Dr. Celia M. Reyes
                                    President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
                                    and CBMS Network Team Leader/PEP-CBMS Research Director

9:00 - 10:30

Session 5: Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo

9:00



 





9:30

 

 

Presenters:

Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Dandonougbo Yevesse
Economiste, Assistant
Ecole Supérieure d'Agronomie / FASEG
Université de Lomé, Togo
 

Comments on the Study on "Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Togo and in the Locality​​​​​​​
Presentation

Mr. Meatchi Tchaou
Director of Planning and Development
Ministère de la Planification du Développement et de la Coopération

 

9:40
9:45
9:50
9:55

Discussants:

Dr. William Randall Spence
Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Sudarno Sumarto

Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante

10:00 Open Forum/Discussion
10:30  Coffee Break
11:00-12:30
 

Session 6: Sustainable Development Goals in Cibitoke and Kirundo provinces, Burundi, and Analyse de l’impact d’un programme de protection sociale sur la pauvreté et l’emploi des femmes 


11:00

 




 

11:30
 

 

Presenters:

Sustainable Development Goals in Cibitoke and Kirundo provinces, Burundi
Paper/Presentation

Mrs. Jeanine Nkunzimana
Economiste /Analyste and CBMS Burundi Project Team Leader
Ministère des Finances, du Budget et de la Coopération Economique
Direction de la prévision et de la prospective, Burundi
 

Comments on the Study on "Sustainable Development Goals in Cibitoke and Kirundo provinces, Burundi" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Burundi and in the Locality​​​​​​​
Presentation

Mr. Ir Pontien Hatungimana
SP/Ministère de la Decentralisation et de la Réforme Institutionnelle

 

11:40
11:45
11:50
11:55

Discussants:

Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Sudarno Sumarto
Dr. William Randall Spence

12:00 Open Forum/Discussion
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-3:30

Session 7: Social Capital and Women’s Empowerment in Kenya: Case Study of Murang’a County


2:00







2:30

 

 

Presenters:

Social Capital and Women’s Empowerment in Kenya: Case Study of Murang’a County
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Phyllis Mumia Machio
Lecturer and CBMS Kenya Project Leader
University of Nairobi, Kenya
 

Comments on the Study on "Social Capital and Women’s Empowerment in Kenya: Case Study of Murang’a County" and on Strategies for Institutionalization of CBMS in Kenya and in the Locality​​​​​​​
Presentation

Mr. Henry Njoroge Mwangi
Murang’a County Director for Gender and Youth Affairs, Kenya

 

2:40
2:45
2:50
2:55

Discussants:

Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Dr. Sudarno Sumarto
Dr. William Randall Spence

3:00 Open Forum/Discussion
3:30 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:30

Session 8: Understanding the Challenges of Financial Inclusion of Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

4:00



 

Presenter:

The Challenges of Financial Inclusion for Rural Women in Nicaragua
Paper/Presentation

Dr. Selmira Flores De Mora
Research Director
Institute of Research and Development Nitlapan
Central American University, Nicaragua

4:30
4:35
4:40
4:45

Discussants:

Dr. Felix Ankomah Asante
Dr. William Randall Spence
Ms. Nancy Spence
Dr. Sudarno Sumarto

4:50

Open Forum/Discussion

5:30
 

Next Steps/Ways Forward
Dr. Celia M. Reyes

6:00 End of Session

CBMS Sessions Rapporteurs:  

Anne Bernadette E. Mandap
Research and Administration Officer, CBMS Network Office
De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies
(DLSU-AKI), Manila, Philippines

Jasminda A. Quilitis
Senior Research Associate, CBMS Network Office
De La Salle University-Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies
(DLSU-AKI), Manila, Philippines


 

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