PEP has undertaken numerous programs to strengthen and mobilize local research capacity in developing countries, particularly in the most fragile and low-capacity contexts. These programs produce high-quality, reliable evidence for strategic and pro-poor development.
Currently, PEP’s main donors are Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID, or UK Aid) supporting the PAGE II program. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is supporting the Impact Evaluation Mentoring for Governments in East and West Africa (IEM-Gov) program, and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is supporting a new research initiative: Climate change in Africa - Impacts and responses for women and girls.
Numerous international donors have supported PEP’s capacity building programs for local development solutions. They include: AusAID (now Australia's DFAT), CIDA (now Global Affairs Canada), FAO, IADB, IFPRI, ILO, NWO-Wotro, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and World Bank Group.
CBMS special initiatives
|Through PEP, the CBMS network (based in the Philippines) has also launched several intiatives to tackle a variety of welfare and development issues - such as gender, impact of shocks, adaptation to climate change, community development, etc. - using "community-based monitoring systems".|