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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.

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23 Jul 2012

The 4th Call for PEDL Exploratory Grants is now closed

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

News
31 Jul 2012

5th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed

The 5th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

News
1 Aug 2012

6th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed

The 6th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

News
1 Oct 2012

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)

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17 Oct 2012

The 7th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

The 7th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

News
3 Dec 2012

Piloting an Internship Program for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

There is a growing interest in learning whether providing training in entrepreneurial skills can play a role in stimulating the emergence and growth of new firms in developing countries: we want to look at training in a broader context by considering the potential benefits of ‘learning by doing’ on the job, rather than merely studying entrepreneurial skills in a classroom context. Our study will also shed light on other important issues: for example whether improving aspiring entrepreneurs’ “networks”, i.e.

Research Project
4 Dec 2012

What causes dispersion in revenue and output across firms? The brick industry in India

Firms in developing countries exhibit large variations in revenue and output, (given the level of their inputs). A number of researchers have suggested that this is due to “capital misallocation”, i.e. capital does not flow to the households, firms, and entrepreneurs who can use it most productively. There are, however, other plausible explanations of the variability of input-adjusted revenue. One is that firms with greater market power (perhaps because they are more innovative) may charge higher prices and thus generate greater revenues from identical production functions.

Research Project
4 Dec 2012

Borrower Switching Behaviour, Market Dominance and Bank Competition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Credit in Zambia

Zambia has been implementing market-based financial sector reforms since 1992, and is currently implementing phase II of its Financial Sector Development Plan. There is some evidence that these reforms have improved the efficiency of bank operations and boosted industrial production. There are still concerns, however, that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have only limited access to bank credit at high cost, and that this has constrained their ability to grow and increase productivity.

Research Project
4 Dec 2012

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