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 offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs) that aim to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries.
Since the launch of the initiative in December 2011, 80 Exploratory Grants, 29 Major Grants and 41 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.