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Conference 2014 Website
  • 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.




PEGNet Conference 2014


  • An article has been published in D+C that summarises some of the discussions that ensued from the PEGNet 2014 Conference. It is available here.


  • A summary of the feedback form evaluation is available here.


  • A video on the debate on 'Minumum wages and whether they are pro-poor' is available here.


  • A selection of photos from the PEGNet Conference 2014 is available here.



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.

PEGNet Best Practice Award 2014


  • The PEGNet Best Practice Award is given to projects which have achieved effective interaction between research and practice.

    This year, the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Yale University (United States) won the award for the „Youth wage subsidies in South Africa" project. More information


Other News


News from  

                                     Solar Aid

Solar Aid, one of the 2013 PEGNet Best Practice Award Finalists, and Isabel Guenther, Professor of Development Economics at ETH Zurich and a long term PEGNet member have been awarded a grant under the Google Global Impact Award to undertake a two-year Randomised Control Trial study (RCT) analysing the impact of solar lights on poverty alleviation. 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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Call for Papers

The Annual International Conference of the German Economic Association Research Group on Development Economics will be hosted by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy on June 13-15. The deadline for the call for papers is 15.02.2015.

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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.