“Exploratory Research Grants are not meant to be a fishing licence… they need to be based on a clear question that will guide the research” (Chris Woodruff)
Chris Woodruff talks to Viv Davies about the PEDL Exploratory Grants programme, which has already completed its first four rounds. They discuss progress to date, the programme’s priorities and the spread of projects across the PEDL themes.
The 1st Call for Major Research Grants under the PEDL initiative is now closed.
Over the next five years, Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) will pursue a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in Low-Income Countries (LICs). Existing research suggests that the private sector in LICs faces a multitude of constraints that act upon each other. What is needed is research that allows us to understand how these constraints interact.
Chris Woodruff, Scientific Coordinator for PEDL, presented the PEDL Programme to an IDRC-DFID workshop that took place 26th-27th January 2012. The School of Oriental and African Studies hosted the event entitled, Expert meeting on Women’s economic empowerment, labour markets, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth: towards a research agenda.