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Economic Development & Institutions

A body of evidence and insights into the impacts of institutional changes on economic growth and development.

Our purpose

The Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) research programme has now concluded after seven years of impactful research. EDI aimed to fill the knowledge gap on how positive institutional change can be achieved, working with some of the finest economic thinkers and social scientists across the globe. EDI ran from 2015 to 2022 and was funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Where we work

  • North America
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Asia

Covid-19 essays

In response to the covid-19 global pandemic, the EDI programme commissioned a series of essays written by EDI researchers. The essays highlight the relevance of EDI research to the covid-19 crisis, illustrating how an understanding of the relationship between institutions and economic development might help to gauge the impact of the crisis and to formulate a response. Read the essay series here.


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