Recommended readings


Our recommended readings are now available and updated regularly through Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network.

We strongly encourage you to create a Mendeley account and install Mendeley Desktop. While not required in order to access the references, having an account and using the desktop makes it easier to navigate the various reading lists below (including access to folders that organize these readings by sub-themes), share references with your fellow researchers and create automatic bibliographies for your research papers.

To learn more about Mendeley, its features and benefits, please consult the video demo and guide.

If you register with Mendeley, you are welcome to “join” all the different PEP groups listed below to access these references within Mendeley, but please be careful not to delete any references.

  • There is a “group” for each sub-topic, which you must join separately.
  • Once you have ‘joined’ a group, we encourage you to use the “library” tool in Mendeley to navigate the training material.
  • For those interested in computable general equilibrium (CGE) studies, each topic contains a specific folder for macro-micro modelling studies.
  • In addition to the thematic recommended readings below, PEP also provides lists of readings and other resources on various methodologies of analysis under “training material”.

Gender and women’s economic empowerment 

Entrepreneurship and financial inclusion

Youth employment

Social protection

Climate change and vulnerable populations

Agriculture and rural population

Poverty and Inequality

Macro: Trade, Labor Market, and Growth

The following readings are no longer updated.

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