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PEGNet Conference 2018


PEGNet Conference 2018 Poster

The PEGNet Conference 2018 on Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes in developing countries will be jointly organized with the African School of Economics in Cotonou, Benin on October 11 and 12. We invite submissions of three-page abstracts and full papers to be considered for presentation at the conference. The deadline for the submission of papers is 1 May 2018. Travel grants of $500 will be given to participants based and traveling from developing countries. More information on the call for papers is available here.




A Multidimensional Youth Development Index


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The twelfth PEGNet Policy Brief titled “Assessing Youth Development in Sub-Saharan Africa with a Multidimensional Index" has been authored by Uchenna Efobi from Covenant University and Emmanuel Orkoh from North-West University.The authors propose that a multidimensional measure of youth development and its relationship with household income with particular attention to gender and spatial distribution of youths is critical for addressing the potential negative socioeconomic consequences of Africa’s growing youth population.

Key Sectors and Policies of a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy


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The eleventh Policy Brief titled “Identifying Key Sectors and Key Policies of a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy" has been authored by Christian Henning and Johannes Hedtrich from the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kiel. The authors point out that identifying key sectors and key policies of a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy requires modelling both growth-poverty and policy-growth linkages. They present results from a simulation analysis that incorporates these two linkages for Ghana, Senegal and Uganda, and indicate higher PPG-potentials in non-agriculture compared to agriculture.

PEGNet Best Practice Award 2017



The ninth PEGNet Best Practice Award was granted to the project Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings in Pakistan. The project demonstrated excellent cooperation between researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Harvard Kennedy School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and practitioners from the Center for Economic Research (CERP) in Pakistan. We would like to congratulate the winners.

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