DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme

September 2012 to August 2016

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) seeks to generate high quality evidence on economic growth in low income countries (LICs).

The first call for proposals focused on three core areas:

·        Financial sector development and growth;

·        Agriculture and growth;

·        Raising productivity and innovation.

ODI is delighted to have been contracted by ESRC to establish the Evidence and Policy Group for the programme, from 2012 to 2016, to help get research into use. It will ensure DEGRP research is effectively synthesised for policy makers, communicated, and used to influence policy and practice on economic growth in LICs

The Evidence and Policy Group is led by Dr Dirk Willem te Velde and Louise Shaxson, and draws on expertise from three ODI programmes: International Economic Development Growth (IEDG), Agricultural Development and Policy, and Research and Policy in Development (RAPID).

ESRC also intends to appoint a Research Strategy Group, by September 2013 for the programme. This will be staffed by leading academic experts to: provide strong leadership of DEGRP’s research direction; frame research calls; and ensure DEGRP delivers high-quality research on key questions of economic growth in developing countries. If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact Dan Korbel at ESRC . Until the Research Strategy Group is established, the Evidence and Policy Group at ODI will remain the primary point of contact for the Programme and for DEGRP-funded researchers seeking advice on communications, policy engagement and impact. Please contact the Evidence and Policy Group at degrp@odi.org.uk.

When appointed, the Research Strategy Group will work closely with the Evidence and Policy Group to ensure that DEGRP achieves its aspirations in terms of academic, economic and policy impacts.

For full details on DEGRP and the programme's research, visit the DEGRP Website.



China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience

Briefing papers | May 2016 | Linda Calabrese, Justin Yifu Lin, Helen Hai, Hannah Ryder, Giles Mohan, Deborah Brautigam, Carlos Oya, Terry McKinley, Stephen Gelb, Yu-Shan Wu, Xiaoxue Weng, Ross Harvey, Roger Calow, Lina Song, Dan Large
This set of policy essays explores issues addressed at the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Johannesburg in December 2015.

How do developing economies grow?

Public event | 17 December 2012 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+00

Justin Yifu Lin, the first non-Western chief economist of the World Bank and architect of China’s economic reform, is someone we should listen to when he offers his ideas on economic growth. In his book ...