Recommended Readings


Proposed by PEP lead researchers and field experts

As part of a complete array of means and resources to assist in the capacity building of developing country researchers, lists of recommended readings are provided – with links to electronic versions where available - for a variety of concepts and techniques involved in the different methodologies applied in PEP research.  Find these lists via the links below:



In the context of PEP's new special initiative program to support developing country researchers in the conduct of "Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment" (PAGE), recommended readings have also been identified for each of the initiative's priority policy issues.



For the second PAGE II call for proposals, five priority themes (all under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment) have been identified as especially relevant in addressing knowledge gaps and policy needs in terms of evidence base. These themes, listed below, have been identified by international experts in the field of development economics.

  • Youth employment: supply- and demand-side constraints and related policy options - description  /  readings
  • Gender and women’s economic empowerment - description  /  readings
  • Entrepreneurship and financial inclusion - description readings
  • Productive employment in rural farm and non-farm sectors - increasing labour productivity and reducing factor market imperfections - description  /  readings
  • Sectoral composition and patterns of economic growth - implications for job-creation, employment and poverty reduction - description  /  readings

Click on the links next to each of the above-listed priority themes to download a detailed description of the theme (including examples of methodological approaches) and the associated list of recommended readings. For examples of methodological approaches using field experiments for the above research issues, please follow this link.



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