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10 Years of


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  • Founded in 2005 as a joint initiative of German development economists, practitioners from the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and its implementing agencies PEGNet has expanded rapidly over the last ten years and established itself as one of the top development networks of researchers and practitioners working on the poverty-equity-growth nexus.

    We will celebrate the PEGNet anniversary through a series of workshops, articles and panel discussions that reflect on the key lessons learned in the past decade.




Conference 2015

 PEGNet Poster 2015


  • We are proud to announce the 10th PEGNet Conference on “Transformation of Developing and Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

    Our anniversary conference will be held in Berlin at the Kalkscheune Event Centre on October 8-9, 2015.  We looking forward to seeing you in Berlin, the perfect city to bring together researchers and practitioners!


PEGNet Research


  • Kiel Policy Brief: 'Unhappily non-cooperative — Do development research and practice ignore each other?'
    More information

  • PEGNet Survey on the status of cooperation between researchers and practitioners. Results and data are available here.

  Best Practice Award

  • This year the Best Practice Award will be awarded for the seventh time to the best practices between researchers and practitioners. The PEGNet-Team looks forward to your application.
  • The Call for applications is available here.
    Keep in mind that the deadline is coming closer (29 May 2015)


Other News


 News from                    

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the International Security and Development Center (ISDC) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) have issued a call for papers for the "Annual 'Life in Kyrgyzstan'Conference" on 1-2 October 2015 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Interested contributers are invited to send their paper or abstract to The deadline for submission is the 30 June 2015. More information


News from               Uni Passau

The University of Passau offers a new Master Program in Development Studies starting October 2015. The programme provides outstanding opportunities to put theory into practice through international field research, with a strong focus on integrating quantitative and qualitative methods. The Deadline for application is 30th June, 2015. More information

Therefore, the University of Passau has issued a call on "Institutions and Sustainable Development through an Interdisciplinary Lens". The symposium will take place on 30th October 2015 at the University of Passau, Germany. Interested contributers are invited to send their paper or abstract to The Deadline for submission is 30th June 2015. More information






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PEGNet Activities
  • Reminder Call for Papers for the Tenth PEGNet-Conference: The deadline is coming closer. More information here. The conference will be held in Berlin at the Kalkscheune Event Centre on October 8-9, 2015.
  • Report on the panel on "Bridging the gap - designing effective cooperation between academia and practitioners for better results" that PEGNet chaired at the 2014 EADI General Conference that was held on June 23-26 in Bonn.

    More information

  • A report on 'Zukunftscharta. Die √∂konomische Dimension von Nachhaltigkeit' that was held on 17-18 June 2014 at the Institute for the World Economy.
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PEGNet Member

PEGNet welcomes the - International Security and Development Center  (ISDC) as a new member.