Wednesday, April 13, 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DFID-ESRC Growth Programme
The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are partnering in a new programme on economic growth in developing countries. The DFID/ESRC Growth Programme will fund world class scientific research on issues relating to inclusive economic growth in Low Income Countries (LICs), with high potential for impact on policy and practice.
There will be three themes under the call. Applications which are not deemed to address these themes sufficiently will be rejected as ineligible. The themes are:
- Theme 1: Agriculture and Growth:
This theme will focus on developing understanding of the relationship between agricultural development and broader economic growth, and on the impact of policies on agricultural productivity.
- Theme 2: Financial Sector Development and Growth:
This theme will focus on macro issues in finance in LICs, including regulation and supervision of financial markets, the structure of the sector, and management of capital inflows.
- Theme 3: Innovation, Diffusion and Economic Growth: Raising Productivity in Low Income Countries This theme will investigate issues around innovation, the spread of know-how, and the process of adapting know-how to meet local conditions in LICs.
Applicants should indicate in the Summary section of the form which theme they will be applying under: ‘Agriculture’, ‘Finance’ or ‘Innovation’.
Deadline: May 26, 2011