Grants for developing country researchers studying poverty issues Deadline: November 30, 2004
The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network brings together and provides support to developing country researchers working to reduce poverty. PEP is composed of three tightly linked constituent networks. The first - Community-Based Monitoring Systems (CBMS) - designs and pilots community-based monitoring and local development systems aimed at poverty in its multidimensional sense. The second - Poverty Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis (PMMA) - aims to develop and apply analytical tools to monitor, measure and understand poverty, and to analyze a wide range of poverty issues. The third - Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) - uses economy-wide models as a "laboratory" to identify and analyze the links between specific policies and shocks and their eventual impacts on poverty.
This call for research proposals concerns the PMMA and MPIA networks and targets researchers residing in developing countries. Both networks offer financial ($CAN 20,000 research grants), technical and scientific support to member researchers. The PMMA network currently focuses mainly on multidimensional poverty analysis, public spending and intrahousehold allocation. The poverty impacts of growth, public spending and agricultural policies are priority themes for the MPIA network. Both networks also offer a special Gender Challenge Fund for poverty studies on gender issues.Proposals submitted before November 30, 2004 will be considered for presentation at the June 13-17, 2005 PEP general meeting in Sri Lanka. To maximize local capacity-building, we particularly encourage teams composed of a senior researcher supervising several younger researchers particularly female researchers.
For more information consult the Pep Web site ("Call for proposals").