Other PEP online training courses

As part of its mission to support and enhance southern researchers’ capacities, PEP offers several online trainings. In addition to its Online Graduate Microprogram in Applied Development Economics, PEP also provides free online courses and capsules on several topics. 


Economics of Child Well-being 

Economic analysis can provide a rich and varied understanding of many key aspects of child well-being. This course covers several topics including measuring and characterizing the well-being of children in monetary and multidimensional terms. It also explores the nature, causes and consequences of specific dimensions of child well-being such as schooling, labour, nutrition, and health. Through these videos, researchers will learn how to apply economic analysis to specific issues such as violence against children, the specific situation of adolescent children, and the impacts of climate change on child well-being. 

The content of this full-semester, graduate-level course was developed by international PEP-affiliated experts – most from countries in the Global South – with support and assistance from the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. Watch the videos here: 


Advanced Computable General Equilibrium Modelling 

This course is designed as a complement to the introductory course offered in the PEP Graduate microprogram in development economics, and aims to provide a deeper understanding of CGE modelling. The videos cover key topics, including how to construct and update a Social Accounting Matrix and how to use CGE-microsimulation modelling for distributive and poverty analysis. This course also presents how to model environmental aspects, the impact of climate change and carbon pricing and how to develop financial CGE models. It also includes two learning capsules introducing energy economics and environmental policies from the macroeconomic perspective. 

The content of this full-semester, graduate-level course was developed by international PEP-affiliated experts and coordinated by Martin Henseler. Watch the videos here: 


Impact Evaluations using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) 

Impact evaluation is used to determine which policies, interventions and programs work, for whom, and in what circumstances. Experimental impact evaluations using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are a specific type of evaluation in which study participants are randomly assigned to a “treatment group” where subjects receive the program intervention, and a comparison group that does not receive any intervention.  This course provides practical guidelines for designing and implementing experimental impact evaluations, including how to select the appropriate techniques for each context. This course takes an applied, non-technical approach. Participants should have a working knowledge of basic statistics, particularly key concepts such as regression analysis. 

The content of this full-semester, graduate-level course was developed by international PEP-affiliated experts, most from countries in the Global South. Watch the videos here: 


Climate change and gender agricultural productivity gap 

This course presents an overview on climate change and gender agricultural productivity with applications in Stata. The course is described in four modules on Agricultural productivity analysis gaps – by gender and application (Module 1); Climate change impact analysis methods (Module 2); and Impacts of climate change on the agricultural productivity gap – by gender and applications (Modules 3 and 4). 

The content of this mini (4 modules), graduate-level course was developed by Alphonse Gbemayi Singbo, professor in the Department of Agribusiness Economics and Consumer Sciences at Université Laval (Canada). Watch the videos here: 


The Research and Publication Process 

This short course is a toolbox to guide researchers who wish to start a research project. From the formulation of the research question to the writing and publication of the scientific article, these 3 modules present the essential steps and important information to know before undertaking a research project. The course is based on insights from renowned researchers and includes several practical exercises. 

The content of this mini (3 modules), graduate-level course was developed by Sylvain Dessy, professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval (Canada).  Watch the videos here: 


Evidence-informed policy communication 

This course explores the different aspects and best practices for the development and communication of evidence-informed policy advice – i.e. to help promote the use of science advice and research-based knowledge in policy and decision-making processes 

This full-semester course provides “how-to” guidance to help academics, from all disciplines, not only communicate but also design research so as to address the specific needs and questions of potential evidence users, with a particular focus on policymakers. The participants will gain a better understanding of the science-policy nexus, and learn how to communicate scientific knowledge to inform decision-making processes. The knowledge gained through this course can also help participants develop research practice, and funding proposals, that are more attractive to research funders in terms of stakeholder engagement and uptake strategy.   

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