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A CEPR / DFID Research Initiative

on the "Frontiers of Research in Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries". Open to PhD students and LIC-based researchers.
To read more about the PEDL-IGC conference organised in December 2018 at LSE, please click on the title above.
Several new grant calls are now open! Check inside for more information.
A few words from the Scientific Coordinator, Chris Woodruff on the new phase of PEDL and its schedule. Please follow the link.
To read more about the IGC-PEDL conference organised in December 2017 at LSE, please click the title above.

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, 173 Exploratory Grants, 39 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.