Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department For International Development (DFID). It aims to develop a research programme focusing on private-sector development in low-income countries.
The initiative will extend over five years and is motivated by the need to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries.
An important criteria 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. (See the list of LICs here and additional information is available via our FAQ pages.)
For more information about PEDL, please see our About page.
Since the launch of the PEDL project in December 2011, 32 exploratory grants have been won, ranging from business transformation in low-income countries to market incentives and efficiency. For more details on all of our funded projects, see our Projects page.
Deadline for the current call for Exploratory Research Grants: 31st May 2013, 17:00 BST
The 2nd round of Major Research Grants is now closed. Please check back on the PEDL website at a later stage for information on the 3rd round.