Development and Economic Growth Research Programme

September 2012 to March 2021

The Development and Economic Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) funds world-class scientific research on inclusive economic growth in low-income countries (LICs). The programme’s principal aim is to generate policy-relevant research on four key areas: financial sector development and growth; agriculture and growth; innovation and growth; and China’s engagement in sub-Saharan African countries. The programme is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Since the programme was established in 2012, ODI has been contracted by ESRC to provide an Evidence and Policy Group (EPG) for the programme, to help get research into use. The group works to ensure that programme research is effectively synthesised, communicated, and used to influence policy and practice around inclusive growth in LICs. 

The Evidence and Policy Group is led by Louise Shaxson and draws on expertise from three ODI programmes: International Economic Development Growth (IEDG), Climate and Sustainability (CAS), and Digital Societies.

For more information about DEGRP and its impacts, 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.