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 attempts to study the effects of the adoption of new agricultural technologies on economic development in Brazil.
Researchers:
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.
Researchers:
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.
Researchers:
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: India
This study conducts a unique experimental evaluation of an intervention that focuses on technical training and the creation of economies of scale among small enterprises to increase access to markets.
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: Uganda
This project evaluates the impact of mobility restrictions imposed by military occupation on the development of the IT sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states

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