February 2020

How remittances reduce the labour supply in Nepal - PEP policy conference

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how leveraging remittances can transform the economy in Nepal.

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PEP Board member named one of Egypt's 50 most influential women

Dr. Hanan Morsy received the award on February 5, 2020, at a ceremony organized by the Amwal Al Ghad magazine under the auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister.

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PEP experts discuss findings at Youth Transitions Conference

PEP’s Executive Director, Prof. Jane Mariara, and Research Director for Microeconomic Analysis, Dr. Luca Tiberti spoke at the 2020 Youth Transitions Conference in Geneva.

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Improving job matching for Zambia's youth

Only about 55% of employed youth in Zambia have jobs that match their level of education. In 2017, the government introduced new policy measures to bridge education and skills mismatch, focusing on pre-work exposure for graduate students through apprenticeships and internships. While assessing the effects of this intervention, a team of local PEP researchers found that work experience unrelated to a student's field of study may be detrimental to their education without improving job prospects.

Find out more in the PEP working paper 2020-13 and policy brief 207

How the rural reform of the Peace Agreement will help rural Colombia recover from decades of conflict

As part of the peace agreement reached in 2016 with the FARC, the Colombian government introduced new policy measures that aim to support the recovery of the (rural) areas most affected by the conflict by 2030. A team of local PEP researchers used a modelling approach to analyze the effects of these policies on potential earnings for rural households, income distribution between rural and urban areas, and the national economy as a whole. Their findings suggest that these policies should help agriculture in the country recover from decades of conflict and improve wellbeing for rural communities.

Find out more in the PEP working paper 2020-12 and policy brief 209

2020 Conference on
"Science Advice to Governments"

The 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Governments will be held on September 15-17, 2020, in Montreal Canada.

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Call for applications: One Planet Fellowship

Early-career researchers invited to apply for the 2020 One Planet Fellowship to develop climate adaptation solutions for African smallholder farmers. Deadline: March 31, 2020

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