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Development and Economic Growth Research Programme

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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.

Staff

Dirk Willem te Velde, Steve Wiggins, Linda Calabrese, Judith Tyson, Amanda Jones, Elaine Antwi, Harriet Flower, Aaron-Bailey-Athias

Supported by

  1. Africa’s economic transformation: the role of Chinese investment

    Research reports

  2. Chinese firms and employment dynamics in Angola and Ethiopia

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. The future of finance and banking systems in Africa beyond Covid-19

    Event

  4. Innovation and economic transformation in low-income countries: a new body of evidence

    Research reports

  5. Farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: building on farmer initiatives

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Financing the future of the Belt and Road in Africa

    Event

  7. Navigating global banking standards in developing countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: synthesis of current understandings

    Research reports

  9. Capital flows and financial sector development in low-income countries

    Research reports

  10. A stable and inclusive financial sector for low-income countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Chinese investment and small-scale commodity producers in Africa

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Can farming improve the lives of rural women and girls?

    Event

  13. Chinese investment and knowledge transfer in Africa

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Supporting impact across a multi-dimensional research programme

    Other

  15. Achieving financial stability and growth in Africa

    Event

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

    Briefing/policy papers