Latest News from PEDL

The 4th Call for PEDL Exploratory Grants is now closed

The deadline for the 4th call of Exploratory Research Grants under the PEDL initiative is now closed.

PEDL Exploratory Grant Projects available on Projects Page

The first details on successful PEDL Exploratory Grant projects are now available on the "Projects" page of the PEDL website.

Two rounds of Exploratory Research Grants awarded

Fourteen researchers have received grants during the first two rounds of the Exploratory Research Grants.

The 1st Call for Major Research Grants is now closed

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.

4th Call for Exploratory Grants now open

You can apply for an Exploratory Research Grant under the PEDL initiative. The deadline for the call is 31 July.

Scientific Coordinator presents PEDL Programme to IDRC-DFID workshop

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.

Chris Woodruff discusses private enterprise development

A 'Vox Talks' audio interview:

Constraints to growth in Sri Lanka and private enterprise development in low-income countries

Christopher Woodruff
Interviewed by Viv Davies
27 January 2012

Read the presentations given at the PEDL Kick-Off Workshop held in London 18/19 May 2012

The kick-off workshop for the Programme was held in London, 18/19 May 2012.

Workshop Description

2nd Call for Exploratory Grants now open

You can now apply for an Exploratory Research Grant under a new CEPR – DFID research initiative on private enterprise development in low-income countries.

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