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Diagnosing politics and business in Tanzania

Can reformed relations between politics and business help Tanzania break away from its current constraints to development? To a large extent, development relies on the dynamism of the modern private sector of the economy, which in most low-income countries tends…

Harness the power of community networks to stimulate private enterprise

EDI research provides evidence of how community networks can help fill institutional gaps that constrain industrial entrepreneurship. A new EDI working paper and policy brief are now available to provide insight and evidence arising from a case study on the…

New EDI Case Study summaries now online

EDI has entered into a new phase of research activity with 31 case studies now underway after they were selected for EDI funding following two requests for proposals. All projects use a variety of methodologies suitable for addressing the complex…

Tanzania – new analysis for institutional reform

Our latest diagnostic exercise provides the first steps to building a comprehensive analytical framework that identifies institutional constraints to growth. EDI researchers have completed their first comprehensive study that aims to generate a new approach to overcoming barriers to institutional…

Don’t disseminate, co-create: Reflections on connecting research with policy

In 2015, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) launched a comprehensive research initiative with an ambitious goal: to fill critical evidence gaps regarding the role of public institutions in catalyzing economic growth and development. Economic Development & Institutions (EDI),…

Programme Update: Towards a body of evidence and policy impact

The Economic Development and Institutions Research Programme completed 23 path-finding papers, launched 30 linked randomised control trials, 31 case studies and 3 in-depth country studies. They are building a body of evidence and insights into the impacts of institutional changes…

Launching the Bangladesh Institutional Diagnostic Tool

The Economic Development and Institutions Research Programme is pleased to launch Bangladesh as its third country study for the institutional diagnostic tool together with the South Asian Network for Economic Modelling (SANEM). The objective of the Institutional Diagnostic is to…

Year in Review 2017

The 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…

Randomised Control Trials: Update on outcomes of call for proposals

Our second call for proposals to undertake linked Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) has now been completed, and we are now in the process of awarding contracts to successful applicants. We are delighted to announce that 13 projects were selected for…

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