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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.

    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. We look forward to celebrating with you!






Conference 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 October 8-9, 2015. Please visit our homepage in March for the call for papers and Best Practrice Award Submissions. 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?'
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  • PEGNet Survey on the status of cooperation between researchers and practitioners. Results and data are available here.

Conference 2014


  • The PEGNet Conference 2014 was held in collaboration with the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) on September 18 and 19 2014 in Lusaka.

  • An article has been published in D+C that discusses one of the conference sub-themes. It is available here.

  • In 2014, the PEGNet Best Practice Award was given to the „Youth wage subsidies in South Africa" project. More information


Other News


News from            

The China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies announces the launch of the SAIS-CARI Fellows program. SAIS-CARI Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis or by invitation to researchers, policy-makers, or journalists who wish to spend a concentrated period of time (1 to 2 months) writing or doing field research on an under-explored policy issue related to China's African engagement. 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. More information


News from      Alexander von Humbold Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation has announced a call for International Climate Protection Fellowships. Deadline is March 15, 2015.  More information





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PEGNet on Twitter
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PEGNet Activities
  • 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.
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  • A report on 'Zukunftscharta. Die ökonomische 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.