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 aims to quantify deviations from profit-maximizing behaviour and studying the relative importance of factors that influence profits in a consistent setting. 
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: India
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project aims to estimate the relationship between corporate transparency, firm performance, and business networks in a developing country with a focus on the construction sector supply chain in Uganda. 
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: Uganda
This project will develop an integrated firm transaction database for Kenyan firms in order to study firm productivity, entry and exit dynamics into international trade, and switching in product and destination space in response to a changing investment climate.
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Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: Kenya
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states
As developing countries continually attempt to increase the competitiveness of their exports through currency devaluations, this project examines an increasingly important set of questions regarding the impact of currency devaluations on the manufacturing sector of four different countries. 
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: Multiple
A pilot study using two milk quality-testing technologies investigates the potential existence of a lemons problem in the market for untreated milk in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as the impact of information interventions on both sides of the market. 
Grants Round: Special ERG - LIC #2
Country: Pakistan
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states
This project conducts a Tracer Survey of Zimbabwean manufacturing firms to determine firm survival and firm responses to extreme and persistent economic crises and policy shocks.
Grants Round: Special ERG - LIC #2
Country: Zimbabwe
This project examines the impact of business environment reforms in Burkina Faso on the transition to formality for SMEs. 
Grants Round: Special ERG - LIC #2
Country: Burkina Faso
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project focuses on the supply of high-quality entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Using a large-scale survey of Nigerian university students, it examines the extent to which an interest in entrepreneurship translates into actual entrepreneurial activity.
Grants Round: Special ERG - LIC #2
Country: Nigeria
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project aims to identify the information costs of trade by focusing on business travel of Nigerian traders to their Chinese suppliers and building a panel data set to facilitate this analysis. 
Grants Round: 15th Round
Country: Nigeria

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