In 2012, PEP was granted funding by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada to lead a new research initiative entitled in developing countries.

See also the PAGE description brief and PowerPoint presentation

To build and promote research capacities in developing countries


in low-income countries (LICs), fragile and/or conflict states - see list of targeted countries. At least 40% of projects supported  by PEP through the PAGE program will be led by teams of researchers from these countries.

PAGE calls for proposals

PAGE research teams are being selected through a series of (three) open and competitive calls for proposals, launched annually.

The first two PAGE calls for proposals were launched in the Fall of 2012 and 2013, and the lists of those 42 projects selected, to date, for support under the two first PAGE rounds of funding are presented further below.

The 3rd (and final) PAGE call for proposals  was launched on August 20, 2014 and PEP is currently receiving submissions until October 30, 2014. Find out more about the PAGE calendar.

All PEP-PAGE projects are carefully selected after a long review process and several rounds of evaluation, which cumulate with their presentation/discussion with an audience of peers and PEP-affiliated international experts during one of the PEP general meetings (Find out more about the PEP Annual Conferences here).

For the analysis of specific and country-relevant policy issues


Under the broad theme of inclusive growth and employment, a different list of priority issues are identified as especially relevant to address specific knowledge gaps and policy needs in terms of evidence base, for each of the annual PAGE calls for proposals.

Below is the combined list of priority issues identified for projects selected through the first two rounds of PAGE funding:

  • Providing social protection to the informal sector
  • Safety net complementarities
  • Youth employment and entrepreneurship
  • Employment intensity of non-agricultural growth
  • Entrepreneurial risk tolerance by gender
  • Discrimination in credit access for women at the SME level

Click on the following links to find a detailed description of each of the priority research themes identified for the first (2012) PAGE funding round and the second (2013) PAGE funding round.

A new set of priority issues were identified for the 3rd and final PAGE competition, see below:

  • Improving the targeting of public expenditures and social assistance
  • Design of minimum wage policies and impact on youth and female workers
  • Youth employment
  • The inclusiveness of growth: the role of labor markets
  • Natural resources and employment
  • Micro and small enterprises for economic empowerment and poverty reduction

Click on the following link to find a detailed description of these latter themes : 3rd PAGE round priority issues.

From a variety of methodological approaches


PEP toolbox

Find more specific information regarding these tools and methods applied in the context of PEP research through the following links:

PAGE - Round 1 (2012-2014)


Following the 1st call for proposals (launched in Sept. 2012), a total of 25 research projects were selected for support under the first round of PAGE funding.

These projects include:

  • 15 projects in LICs, fragile and/or conflict states (see list of targeted countries)
  • 4 impact evaluation projects using randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
  • 8 projects using community-based monitoring systems (CBMS)

The table below presents the list of these projects.

Click on the links in the left column to find out more about each of them: 

Project link (click for info)

Project title

Country


Macro-micro policy simulations
- info                                       Click on the links to the left for more info on each project

MPIA-12394

(French)

Burkina Faso

MPIA-12499

Employment Intensity of Non-Agricultural Growth: the case of Burundi

Burundi

MPIA-12387

Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies on Growth, Employment and Poverty:  A CGE analysis for Cambodia

Cambodia

MPIA-12424

(French)

Central AfricanRepublic

MPIA-12453

(French)

Niger


Impact evaluations using randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
- info   Click on the links to the left for project description

PIERI-12375

The Impacts of Vocational Training Programs on the Duration of Youth Unemployment in Mongolia

Mongolia

PIERI-12506

Randomized Evaluation of an Unconditional Cash Transfer Scheme for the Elderly in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Nigeria

PIERI-12451

Beyond Technical Skills Training: the Impact of Credit Counselling on Entrepreneurial Behavior of Ugandan Youth

Uganda

PIERI-12515

Enhancing Productive Firm Assets: A RCT on an Innovative Savings-Loan Product for Female Entrepreneur

Ghana


Microeconomic measurement and analysis
- info                    Click on the links to the left for more info on each project

PMMA-12366

School Choice and Youth Entrepreneurship in Chad

Chad

PMMA-12367

Social Protection to the Informal Sector: The Role of Minimum Wage and Income Transfer Policies

Argentina

PMMA-12379

Labour Migration in Cambodia: Causes and Impact on Poverty, Inequality, and Productivity

Cambodia

PMMA-12384

Is There Discrimination against Women Entrepreneurs in Formal Credit Markets in Nigeria?

Nigeria

PMMA-12400

Risk Tolerance, Gender, and Entrepreneurship: The case of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Occupied Palestinian Territory

PMMA-12415

Youth Self-employment in Households Receiving Remittances in Macedonia

Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Rep. of

PMMA-12488

Internal Mobility and Youth Entrepreneurship in Democratic Republic of Congo(French)

Congo, the Democratic Rep.of

PMMA-12517

Access to Credit and Women Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Bangladesh

Bangladesh


Community-based monitoring  systems (CBMS)
- info       CLICK HERE to find out more about each of the following projects.

CBMS-12531

Institutionalizing Local Level Poverty Monitoring System (LLPMS)

Bangladesh

CBMS-12546

Toward a Community Based Monitoring System

for Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Bolivia

CBMS-12559

Developing a System of Communal Statistics in Two Municipalities of Haiti (French)

Haiti

CBMS-12553

Measuring the Impact of Economic Programs in Niger through a Mechanism of Poverty Monitoring at the Community Level (French)

Niger

CBMS-12548

CBMS Development Initiative to Reap the Demographic Dividend in the Helm of 18th Amendment in Pakistan

Pakistan

CBMS-12555

The Link between Youth Unemployment and Vulnerability in Tanzania: Case Study of Bukoba Urban District

Tanzania

CBMS-12567

Strengthening the use of a "community-based poverty monitoring system" to provide evidence base for policies related to social protection and child welfare in the communities of Diebougou and Koper (FRENCH)

Burkina Faso

CBMS-12566

Expanding the Community-based Poverty Monitoring System in Argentina

Argentina

 

These projects were selected following their presentation during the 10th PEP general meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (May 2013).

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