Major Research Grant Projects

At least five Major Research Grant projects are awarded each year, funding outstanding scientific work based in low-income countries.

This project will analyse the impact of an innovative, targeted and collateralized credit programme that seeks to make motorcycle taxi drivers the owners of their vehicles.
Researchers: Konrad Burchardi, Jonathan de Quidt, Benedetta Lerva
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: Uganda
This project seeks to understand how alleviating financial and technological constraints in the input market can impact firm growth and innovation, through private schools in Pakistan.
Researchers: Asim Ijaz Khwaja , Jishnu Das, Tahir Andrabi
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: Pakistan
This project seeks to provide experimental evidence on the relationship between electricity supply and small business creation and growth.
Researchers: Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone, Nick Ryan, Anant Sudarshan
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: India
This project aims to quantify the competitiveness of rural agricultural markets, and to test whether the entry of new intermediaries into markets can enhance competition and increase consumer welfare.
Researchers: Lauren Falcao, Marshall Burke
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: Kenya
This project aims to better understand the capacity of informal SMEs to be a dynamic driver of private sector growth, specifically when granted unconditional government cash transfers.
Researchers: Johannes Haushofer , Michael Walker, Edward Miguel, Paul Niehaus
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: Kenya
The goal of this project is to gain further insight into the low productivity of firms in developing countries, and why competitive forces have not led to stronger selective pressures.
Researchers: Daniel Keniston
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: India
This project seeks to understand the impacts of tenure, assessing impacts on both worker welfare and workplace productivity.
Researchers: Achyuta Adhvaryu
Grants Round: 4th MRG Round
Country: India
Cross-cutting themes: Gender

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