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The 7th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

The 7th Call for Exploratory Grants is now closed.

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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

24 Exploratory Research Grants awarded in Rounds 1-4

Project summaries for successful PEDL Exploratory Grant applications are now available online via the "Projects" page.

News
5 Dec 2012

Special Exploratory Research Grant Calls

Special Exploratory Research Grant Calls

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13 Dec 2012

Special Exploratory Research Grants Call for researchers based in LICs

The first Special Exploratory Research Grants Call for researchers based in LICs is now closed.

News
22 Dec 2012

2nd Call for PEDL Major Grants is now open

CEPR announces a call for proposals for the 2nd round of its Major Grants Research Programme under the CEPR – DFID research initiative on private enterprise development in low-income countries.

People who wish to apply have time until the 4th March 2013 to submit their proposals via the online submission form of the PEDL website.

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7 Jan 2013

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