PEDL is a joint research initiative of CEPR and 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.
PEDL will give particular encouragement to proposals which address cross-cutting issues such as:
- Fragile and conflicted affected states
- Unlocking data for understanding markets and firms
Over the course of its lifetime, PEDL will undertake a range of other activities aimed at building a research community in private enterprise development in low-income countries, such as research workshops, training workshops, open events, a working paper series and a dedicated policy website.