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Financial sector development & growth - research call launch

Time (GMT +01) 13:30 17:00

Dr Dirk Willem te Velde,  DEGRP Research Leader, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the International Economic Development Group, ODI


Dr Stevan Lee, Senior Economist and Team Leader Growth Research, DFID

Craig Bardsley, Head of International Development, Charlotte McEvoy, Senior Research Portfolio Manager and Petya Kangalova, Research Portfolio Manager, Economic Social Research Council (ESRC)

Prof. Stephany Griffith-Jones, DEGRP grant holder call 1 and Financial Markets Programme Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University and ODI Research Associate.

Dr Svetlana Andrianova, DEGRP grant holder call 1 and Reader in Economics, University of Leicester

Dr Emily Jones, DEGRP grant holder call 2 and Deputy Director, Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.


The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) has launched a call for research on financial sector development and growth in Low-Income Countries (LICs). As part of this, DEGRP will hold an open event on Wednesday 20th May for any prospective applicants to learn more about the programme, the research call and to network with others in the field. 

Launched in 2011, DEGRP is a £20.9 million programme that aims to generate world-class cutting-edge research on issues relating to economic growth in LICs, with large potential for impact on policy and practice. This is the third call for research under DEGRP and focuses specifically on the role that international finance, institutions and technology play in the growth agenda of international development.  The call officially opens on Monday 28th April and will close on the 2nd July.

Visit ESRC's website for full details about the research call. Found out more about DEGRP.