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WEBINAR: The importance of targeting beneficiaries in Covid-19 crisis policy responses

Beginning on November 16, Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is hosting a series of monthly online roundtable discussions on lessons from their CORE research projects.

Local researchers and government officers will share and discuss new findings on early or potential public policy responses to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, particularly for the most vulnerable populations in the Global South.

The first webinar will look at evidence from Ethiopia and Argentina on types of social safety net policies and how carefully targeting the beneficiaries can prevent large population groups from falling (further) into poverty.


  • Jorge Pablo Puig, Professor of Economics at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and researcher at the Center for Distributive, Labor, and Social Studies (CEDLAS)
  • Kibrom Abay, Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and at PEP.
  • Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie, Coordinator, Human Development and Labour Studies Centre, Policy Studies Institute, Ethiopia
  • Abebe Shimeles, Director of Research at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)


  • Lucas Ronconi, Professor of Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires and Research Fellow at PEP and IZA.


  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)