Female-focused financial inclusion: Policies to increase rural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa

April 16, 2021 | Webinar

How can governments in sub-Saharan Africa boost rural productivity through female-focused policies? Register now to attend this free webinar at 1 p.m. UTC on April 16.

Energy for Empowerment: Women’s Access to Electricity in Rural West Africa

March 12, 2021 | Webinar

What can be done to increase rural electrification in a way that works for women in West Africa? Register now to attend this free webinar at 1 p.m. UTC on March 12.

2020 PEP Annual Conference

September 22 - October 16, 2020 | Online

This year's PEP conference will move online to bring together development researchers, practitioners, leading experts and policy stakeholders from around the world, for training, peer reivew and to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities related to economic policy analysis and advisory work.

PEP reading and training material updated and easier to consult

September 2020

PEP has updated its training material and recommended readings, which are now hosted on the Mendeley reference manager.

High quality of PEP research recognised in international journals

August 2020

12 papers based on PEP projects have been published or accepted for publication in high-ranking international peer-reviewed journals this year.

IDRC awards funding to PEP for COVID-19 crisis recovery research initiative

July 2020

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has awarded funding to PEP for a new research initiative to inform inclusive adaptation and recovery policies responding to the COVID-19 crisis in developing countries.

Two teams of PEP researchers in Zambia hold national conference to discuss employment policy recommendations

March 6, 2020 | Lusaka, Zambia

Two teams of local PEP researchers held a joint national policy conference to discuss policies to encourage women’s formal employment and measures to improve youth job matching in Zambia

PEP researchers in Benin hold national conference to highlight how informal credit can boost youth entrepreneurship

February 7, 2020 | Cotonou, Benin

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how facilitating access to informal as well as formal credit can promote youth entrepreneurship in Benin.

Immediate policy and public responses to PEP Research Fellows' studies

January 2020 

Two studies by PEP Research Fellows triggered immediate policy and media responses in Argentina and Brazil.

PEP researchers in Nepal hold national conference to highlight how remittances reduce the labour supply

January 17, 2020 | Kathmandu, Nepal

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how leveraging remittances can transform the economy in Nepal.

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