Private Enterprise Development for Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department For International Development (DFID). It offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects focusing on private-sector development in low-income countries.
Since the launch of the initiative in December 2011, 42 Exploratory Grants, 5 Major Grants and 15 Special Exploratory Grants have been awarded, ranging from business transformation in low-income countries to market incentives and efficiency.
An important criterion for funding of grant proposals is their relevance to policy in Low-Income Countries (LICs) and other eligible countries as defined by the PEDL programme. For more information on our grants, please see our funding page.