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Agricultural Productivity and Industrial Growth. Evidence from Brazil

This project studies the effect of productivity growth in agriculture through the adoption of a new technology, genetically modified soybean seeds, on industrial development in Brazil.

Research Project
1 Jan 2012

Applying online for major grants

You can access the online application form for a Major Grant from any PEDL webpage.

19 Jan 2012

Qualifying countries

This page contains the list of focus countries for the PEDL program.

24 Jan 2012

Preparing for your online application for Major Research Grants

Before developing your proposal and accompanying documents, please review the PEDL Guide for Applicants.

6 Feb 2012

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

13 Feb 2012

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.

6 Mar 2012

4th Call for Exploratory Grants now closed

The 4th Call for Exploratory Research Grants is now closed.

4 Apr 2012

Price Integration in Low-Income Countries: Market Structure and Retail Price-Setting Behaviour in Lesotho

This project examines price-setting behavior in Lesotho to understand pricing and market segmentation in low-income countries characterized by frictions preventing price arbitrage, such as weak infrastructure, poor distribution networks, and 'thin' markets. 

Research Project
1 May 2012

The Relationship Between Private Ordering and the State in Nigeria

In countries with weakly institutionalized legal environments, private contract enforcement mechanisms arise to facilitate trade. This project focuses on cheating in business and the interaction between private contract enforcement and public legal institutions. 

Research Project
1 May 2012