from April 2021

Advocating for women-focused policies in Nigeria

Two PEP project teams in Nigeria held a joint national policy conference to share their recommendations for improving rural productivity, wellbeing and food security through women-focused policies.

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Discussing benefits of providing more land to women in the DRC

A team of local PEP researchers brought together national policy stakeholders to share their analyses and recommendations for improving gender equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Improving gender equity in Malawi’s input subsidies

Despite making up more than 70% of the agricultural labour force and being central to putting food on the table, women in Malawi remain marginalised from income-generating activities. In 2005 the government introduced farm input subsidies to increase smallholder productivity and improve food security. A team of local researchers found that the subsidies do increase the incomes of farming households but women within those households lose decision-making power to the men. Improving subsidy targeting to those who cultivate the land could help address gender inequalities.

Find out more in the PEP policy brief 234.

Most popular PEP reads, Jan-Apr 2021

Working Paper: COVID-19 and Food Security in Ethiopia: Do Social Protection Programs Protect? By Kibrom A. Abay, Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Kibrom Tafere (324 downloads)

Policy Brief: The impact of child and youth work on school performance in Brazil
By Ana Lucia Kassouf, Marcos Garcias, Ida Ono, Camila Rossi (928 downloads)

Development Economics
Skills Webinars

April-June - 12 noon UTC

PEP’s Research Fellows are hosting a series of free online seminars (April to June) to explore a range of cutting-edge topics relating to development economics.

Upcoming: May 7 & 21 and June 11 & 18

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Power in Proximity:
2021 PEP Policy Conference

June 4 - 12 noon UTC

On June 4, PEP will host an (online) international dialogue to discuss challenges and solutions to increase leadership of local researchers in development policy debates.


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