Connecting Development Research and Practice

The PEGNet annual conferences have gained a considerable reputation within the development community since their inauguration in 2005. As a means of connecting researchers and practitioners across developing and developed regions, the PEGNet conferences locations alternate between Africa and Europe on an annual basis. The conference themes are always selected in cooperation with partners in the host countries to ensure that they reflect the most pertinent topics for the host countries. The emphasis on connecting development policy and research, alternating conference locations and locally determined conference themes differentiate the PEGNet conferences from most development economics conferences.