Jane Mariara

Executive Director, Partnership for Economic Policy,

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is a global network that brings together researchers and research institutions from around the world, to build capacity and undertake research that provides contextualized solutions to key economic and social policy challenges in developing countries. Its research programmes cover Community-based monitoring systems (CBMS), Macro-micro policy modeling (MPIA), Experimental research (PIERI), and Microeconomic analysis (PMMA). PEP’s “Grant Plus” process is designed to produce high quality research which informs policy by providing mentoring to both the research process and knowledge translation.

Jane’s presentation, entitled “Building capacity in developing countries to promote greater participation of local experts in policy debates”, will describe examples of this process, success stories in influencing policy, and lessons learned for the research community.