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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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