from January 2021

New Year's message from
PEP's leadership team

PEP's Chair of the Board and Executive Director reflect on PEP's accomplishments in 2020, as PEP researchers, mentors and staff worked diligently to adapt to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As well as highlighting achievements from the last 12 months, they look forward to the opportunities 2021 will bring.

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2021 PEP Policy Conference
June 3, 2021

This year's PEP Policy Conference will be held online and open to the public. Development researchers, practitioners, leading experts, and policy stakeholders from around the world are invited to discuss Southern marginalization in economic development policy.

Presented as part of the 2021 PEP Annual Conference.

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PEP Rapid Response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic

PEP is contributing to the research on the effects of the Covid-19 crisis in developing countries by supporting seven projects under a new Rapid Response initiative.
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Twitter Chat:
Education for Shared Prosperity

PEP Research Fellows from around the world host a Twitter chat about Education for Shared Prosperity on the International Day of Education. #EducationGSouth
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My experience with PEP was a game-changer

As well as informing policy, undertaking a PEP project leads to career advancement for the majority of researchers. Find out more about PEP’s impact.

For Dr. Belal Fallah, his experience with PEP was “a game-changer.” The training and research experience that he gained through his PEP project led Dr. Fallah to become actively engaged with the Economic Research Forum in Egypt. There, he undertook research relating to refugees of internal conflict in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. It also opened doors to high-level projects.

“Thanks to my PEP project, I was invited to co-author a paper on the impact of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market,” said Dr. Fallah. The paper was published in the Journal of Development Economics in 2019. “Being a co-author of this paper generated further multiplier effects,” he said, explaining that it led to him now working as a consultant for the World Bank specializing in the Jordanian labour market.

Dr. Fallah led the PEP research team investigating women’s participation in the Palestinian work force. Find out more in the PEP working paper 2019-08 and policy brief 198.