Nobody meets you empty-handed

An event to discuss the difficult work of helping children in a fragile environment, whose talents and grace are crushed by unfair life situations.

LEAP Conference Call for Paper

We invite submissions from interested researchers on a broad range of topics in development economics, including (but not limited to): human capital; firms and entrepreneurship; agriculture; labor; migration; social norms; gender; political economics; behavioral economics.

LEAP project: "The effects of working while in school" forthcoming on AEJ: Applied

Congratulations to our affiliates Thomas Le Barbanchon and Diego Ubfal and their coauthor Federico Araya for the publication. 

School, Pandemic and Resilience

The video recording of the event "School, Pandemic and Resilience" is now available.

LEAP Student Grants 2022

LEAP invites affiliated students to submit proposals for research projects on poverty and development issues through the "LEAP Student Grant" project. EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.

School, Pandemic and Resilience

LEAP is pleased to announce the upcoming event: SCHOOL, PANDEMIC AND RESILIENCE, to discuss the challenges the pandemic has posed to the Italian schooling systems and potential solutions.

Workshop on Networks and Development: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Workshop on Networks and Development, held on April 21-22/2022 in Naples (Italy). Submit your paper by February 15th, 2022.

Incentivizing Land Market Participation in Kenya

Diva Barisone on L.Casaburi's seminar: novel insights on mechanisms behind Subsaharian Africa's land market imperfections. 

LEAP Faculty Grants 2021

LEAP has launched the LEAP Faculty Grants initiative, and funded three new projects by its affiliates

Short-term impacts of an entertainment education series ‘C’est la vie!’ on young women’s knowledge and attitudes in rural Senegal

Can watching an educational TV series improve young women’s knowledge and attitudes related to gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health? This is the question answered by Melissa Hidrobo, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI.