Economic Development & Institutions
Despite increasing awareness of the importance of institutions on economic outcomes, there is little evidence on how positive institutional change can be achieved. The Economic Development and Institutions – EDI – research programme aims to fill this knowledge gap by working with some of the finest economic thinkers and social scientists across the globe.
The programme was launched in 2015 and will run for five years. It is made up of four parallel research activities (RA's) outlined below. Underpinning these research areas is a policy engagement workstream, aiming at facilitating a demand-led research agenda. The programme is generously funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
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Economic Development & Institutions: Year in Review 2017The Economic Development & Institutions (EDI) research programme completed its first year of implementation in 2017. The year marked strong progress on this innovative initiative which seeks to ‘produce a body of evidence and insights into what practicable actions produce...
Successful Second Competition for Linked Randomised Controlled Trials ProposalsSelection of linked Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) completed and contract awarding started in February 2018 under the highly competitive second request for proposals of the Economic Development & Institutions (EDI) research programme. 13 projects were selected for funding out of...
Tanzania Institutional Diagnostic Workshop - Arusha, January 2018On 18 and 19 January 2018, the Economic Development & Institutions (EDI) programme hosted a stimulating workshop to present progress and seek feedback on the work being done as part of the EDI Tanzania Institutional Diagnostic. The workshop brought together...