The Centre for Economic Policy Research, through its private enterprise development in low-income countries initiative, invites applications for its exploratory research grants. These grants will enable researchers to explore new approaches to the study of firms in low-income countries and develop new or existing sources of data on these firms. Research may relate to firms of all sizes and should produce results that will be useful for policymaking. Proposals should address the following themes:
- modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data;
- understanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro models;
- the dynamics of SMEs – informality and entrepreneurship;
- the role of export-oriented industries in driving growth.
Proposals that address cross-cutting issues such as fragile and conflict-affected states, gender, and climate, environment and social compliance are encouraged.
Grants are worth between £10,000 and £35,000.
Closing date: 31 July 2012