PEGNet Conference 2012
The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) conference 2012 on „How to Make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials“ was held at Pullman Teranga Hotel Dakar, Senegal in cooperation with Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) hosted in Africa by the Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) September 6-7, 2012.
Program and Papers
The program can be found online here and as pdf here. here You can also find an overview of the program here (pdf). There will be simultaneous translation English - French in all plenary sessions and selected parallel sessions.
The conference provided a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The two conference days featured parallel sessions based on invited and contributed papers as well as project presentations. These sessions were complemented by a debate, a round-table discussion, and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice. Confirmed speakers included Augustin K. Fosu (UN University-WIDER and U Ghana) for the main keynote, Hosaena Ghebru Hagos (IFPRI) for the young professional keynote and Mwangi S. Kimenyi (Brookings Institution) and Christian Wessels (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) were leading the debate on Africa's future.
In addition, the PEGNet Best Practice Award was awarded for the fourth time to best practice in cooperation between researchers and practitioners. While plenary sessions focused on the conference theme, parallel sessions and Best Practice Award projects wereopen to all topics surrounding PEGNet's core theme, i.e. the nexus between poverty, equity and growth.
Paper and Project Submission
The conference is co-organised by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the OECD Development Centre and supported by the Senegalese Government, the KfW Development Bank, and the Courant Poverty Research Centre at the University of Göttingen.
Information in french as pdf
Logistical Notes on the conference venue, program and general information can be downloaded here.
To register, please download the registration document and send it to
Registration deadline is on August 20. The registration is now closed. Local registration will take place on September 6 and 7 from 08:00-09:00. Conference badges and material will provided at the registration.
This is a tightly organized conference. Please stay within the time limity shown below. The chairpersons will ensure timely initiation and completion of the components of each session.
Speaker: 20 minutes (each)
Discussants: 7 minutes (each)
Floor discussion: for remainder of the scheduled time
The conference will take place in Hotel Pullman Dakar Teranga (10 Rue Colbert, Place de L´independance, BP 3380 Dakar.
We have arranged preferential rates with the Pullman Teranga, where the conference will take place and which will hence be the most convenient choice. Please refer to the booking code provided in the list of hotels in Dakar as pdf here.
It is assumed that delegates who require a visa are in possession of one. Please note that unless your nationality is exempt from visa requirements, you will not be allowed into the country without a visa. If you experience any problems, please notify the PEGNet administration office.