One of PEGNet’s main activities is its annual conference that has gained considerable reputation in the development community since its inception in 2007. As the following list of conference and corresponding themes, the conference location alternates between North and South. The themes reflect topical questions and issues in development research and policy. The attached lists of selected speakers at these conferences reflect the high profile of this conference series.
- PEGNet Conference 2017 on "Understanding national inequalities and how to address them" in Zürich, Switzerland, September 11 and 12. Conference website.
- PEGNet Conference 2016 on "Regional integration for Africa’s economic transformation – Challenges and opportunities" in Kigali, Rwanda, September 15-16, 2016. Conference website.
- PEGNet Conference 2015 on "Transformation of Developing and Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth" in Berlin, October 8-9, 2015. Conference website.
- PEGNet Conference 2014 on "Employment strategies in the Developing World - How to create sufficient, productive and decent jobs " in cooperation with the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Lusaka, Zambia, September 18-19, 2014, conference website, D+C article, photos
- PEGNet Conference 2013 on "How to Shape Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Economies in the Developing World ─ Global, Regional, and Local Solutions" in cooperation with Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-18, 2013, conference website
- PEGNet Conference 2012 on "How to make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa's Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials" in cooperation with (PEP) Partnership for Economic Policy in Dakar, Senegal, September 6 and 7, 2012, conference website, E&Z/D+C article, photos
- PEGNet Conference 2011, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany, September 7-9 (Conference Homepage 2011, program and papers, press release (in German), Photos, D&C article)
- PEGNet Conference 2010, Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand, South Africa, September, 2-3 (Conference homepage, Conference Photos)
- PEGNet Conference 2009, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague (Netherlands), September 3-4 (Conference Homepage, Conference Program including papers for download and videos of panel sessions, Photos of the Conference)
- PEGNet Conference 2007, Berlin (Germany), September 6 to 7, 2007 (Papers)