The Development and Economic Growth Research Programme (DEGRP, formerly the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme) 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. DEGRP is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Economic and Social Research Council.
DEGRP ends in September 2021 and this website will be offline from March 2022.
The Evidence & Policy Group
In addition to building a body of high-quality research, the programme also aims to promote effective communication of this research to key policy decision-makers around the world. The Evidence and Policy Group (EPG), based at ODI, supports both the programme and individual projects to maximise the profile, uptake and impact of DEGRP research.