The Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference 2019

The PEGNet conference 2019 will provide a platform for leading development scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to reflect on the determinants, elements, impacts and linkages of effective social protection schemes. In particular, the conference will seek to provide answers to questions such as:

  • Which social protection schemes can best achieve social, political and economic effects mentioned above?
  • Under which conditions can these effects be achieved?
  • Which factors may prevent or promote the implementation reforms in social protection that would be needed to produce better results on SDG achievements?
  • What is the impact of socioeconomic factors, political institutions, or prevailing societal norms and values on the political feasibility of reforms?
  • What is the impact of timing, sequencing, communication and other design modalities of reforms?
  • How do different social protection schemes impact one another? How should they be combined to maximise synergies, efficiency and effectiveness?
  • How do social protection policies interact with other social and economic policies? How can synergies be achieved?
  • How can multi- and bilateral donors support national social protection policies? Is there a need for global social policies?

Keynote Speakers

Conference Format

The conference will provide a platform for high-level dialogue and exchange of ideas 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.

PEGNet Best Practice Award

In addition, the PEGNet Best Practice Award will be awarded for the eleventh time to a project that exemplifies cooperation between researchers and practitioners. The Call for applications is available here.

The conference will be co-organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the KfW Development Bank.