Thursday, March 29, 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROJECTS: Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) conference 2012

The Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) conference 2012 on “How to Make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials” will be held in Dakar, Senegal, in cooperation with the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) research network hosted in Africa by the Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) September 6-7, 2012.

The conference will provide a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The two conference days will feature parallel sessions based on invited and contributed papers as well as project presentations. These sessions will be complemented by a debate, a round-table discussion, and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice. Confirmed speakers include Augustin K. Fosu (WIDER) for the main keynote, Hosaena Ghebru Hagos(IFPRI) for the young professional keynote and Mwangi S. Kimenyi (Brookings Institution) for the debate. In addition, the PEGNet Best Practice Award will be awarded for the fourth time to best practices in cooperation between researchers and practitioners. While plenary sessions will focus on the conference theme, parallel sessions and Best Practice Award projects are open to all topics surrounding PEGNet‘s core theme, i.e. the nexus between poverty, equity, and growth.

More information.

Deadline: April 10, 2012

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