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The 2nd Call for Major Research Grants is now closed

The 2nd 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.

Call for Special Exploratory Grants is now closed

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) research programme invited applications from researchers based in Low-Income Countries (LICs) to a special call of its Exploratory Grants Programme. This call is now closed.

Further Special calls are not expected for the foreseeable future. However, researchers are encouraged to apply to the regular Exploratory Grants Programme.

6th Round of Exploratory Grants - Outcome Delayed

Notifications on the outcome of the 6th round of PEDL Exploratory Grants have been delayed.

2nd Call for PEDL Major Grants is now open

CEPR announces a call for proposals for the 2nd round of its Major Grants Research Programme under the CEPR – DFID research initiative on private enterprise development in low-income countries.

People who wish to apply have time until the 4th March 2013 to submit their proposals via the online submission form of the PEDL website.

Special Exploratory Research Grants Call for researchers based in LICs

PEDL Exploratory Research Grant Programme


Special Call for proposals for scholars based in low-income countries

Application deadline 15 February 2013.

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) research programme invites applications from researchers based in Low-Income Countries (LICs) to a special call of its Exploratory Grants Programme.

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24 Exploratory Research Grants awarded in Rounds 1-4

Project summaries for successful PEDL Exploratory Grant applications are now available online via the "Projects" page.

The 7th Call for Exploratory Grants is now open

You can now apply for an Exploratory Research Grant under the PEDL initiative. The deadline for the call is 31st January 2013.

Chris Woodruff talks to Viv Davies about common mistakes in the initial ERG applications [Read the transcript of the interview]

“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.

6th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed

You can now apply for an Exploratory Research Grant under the PEDL initiative. The deadline for the call is 30 November.

5th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed

You can apply for an Exploratory Research Grant under the PEDL initiative. The deadline for the call is 30 September.

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