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PEGNet Conference 2018


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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. More information on the conference is available here.






PEGNet Best Practice Award 2018

PEGNet 2018 Best Practice Award Announcement

The PEGNet Best Pracrice Award will be granted to a project that has achieved effective cooperation between development research and practice for the tenth time PEGNet Best Practice Award. The award will be granted at the PEGNet Conference 2018 that will be held in Cotonou, Benin on October 11 and 12, 2018. More information on the PEGNet Best Practice Award is available here.

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.

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.

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GIZ has advertised a position for an Adviser to work in the sector Project Sustainable Economic Policy and Private Sector Development. The sector project supports the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Adviser is expected to have a background in Economics or Business Studies and experience working in relevant fields within Germany or in International development.

More information The deadline for applications is 31.08.2019.