Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment - PAGE II

This project by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) will support quality research, capacity development, and policy engagement, with a focus on inclusive growth in low-income developing countries. It will generate new knowledge and evidence relevant to the creation of jobs, productive employment for young people, entrepreneurship and labour productivity, and women's economic empowerment. It will enhance the capacity of developing-country researchers and institutions to generate reliable and policy-relevant evidence. While maintaining PEP's well-tested modality of capacity building, this project will innovate in two ways: first, it will promote country-based centres to institutionalize new expertise in cutting-edge methodologies; and second, supported by the new chair in Education Leadership at Laval University, PEP will develop distance learning and increased formal training and graduate diplomas. PEP will continue to operate as a network, now led by the new secretariat set up in Nairobi. The project is supported by the UK's Department for International Development, and additional funding is being sought. The funding modality includes a new incentive fund, which will reward excellence in research quality and capacity building.

Project ID


Project status



48 months

IDRC Officer

Paul Okwi

Total funding

CA$ 5,198,500


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Jane Mariara


Partnership For Economic Policy, Inc.

Institution Country

United States

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