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A CEPR / DFID Research Initiative

A few words from the Scientific Coordinator, Chris Woodruff on the new phase of PEDL and its schedule. Please follow the link.
Research Officer on a development project, based in London. Full-time Position.
To read more about the IGC-PEDL conference organised in December 2017 at LSE, please click the title above.
Sam Leone discusses his upcoming project that tries to understand bribery’s effect on entrepreneurship.
We are pleased to announce that the PEDL programme has been extended until end 2020.

Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) is a joint research initiative of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Department For International Development (DFID). It offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in Low-Income Countries (LICs) that aim to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries.

Since the launch of the initiative in December 2011, 105 Exploratory Grants, 34 Major Grants and 46 Special Exploratory Grants have been awarded, ranging from business transformation in low-income countries to market incentives and efficiency.

An important criterion for funding of grant proposals is their relevance to policy in LICs and other eligible countries as defined by the PEDL programme. For more information on our grants, please see our Funding page.