Exploratory Research Grant Projects

Exploratory Research Grants are awarded to successful applicants every two months. Projects are chosen based on scientific merit, methodological rigour and policy relevance.

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Kenya
This project attempts to utilise community information to identify high-potential entrepreneurs who can transition their micro-enterprises into SMEs.  
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: India
This project attempts to study the effects of the adoption of new agricultural technologies on economic development in Brazil.
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Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Brazil
This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: India
This project tests whether greater knowledge of pollution data, for regulators and for the public, can make regulation more effective in the Indian energy sector.
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: India
PEDL themes:
The central aim of this project is to identify the impact of introducing a flexible loan contract on the credit market.
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Bangladesh
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project aims to develop a research programme that investigates the role of innovation in micro-enterprises’ marketing practices in driving performance.
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Egypt
This project based in Brazil aims to uncover novel facts about the nexus between politics and economics.
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Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: Brazil
This project provides original evidence on the market forces that shape businesses in low-income countries; arguing that social and kinship ties influence competition and productivity because of their influence on business’ access to customers.
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Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: India

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