DEGRP researchers awarded follow-on grants by ESRC

January 18, 2021

The DEGRP is delighted by the announcement that five of the programme’s researchers have been awarded further ESRC follow-on grants. With funding to continue projects in their areas of investigation, Orazio Attanasio (Institute of Fiscal Studies), Carlos Oya (SOAS University), Margaret McMillan (Tufts University/International Food Policy Research Institute), Atonu Rabbani (Innovations for Poverty Action) and Andreas Madestam (Stockholm University), will seek to maximise and expand the impact of their research. This is an opportunity to extend the contribution of the academic work originally conducted under the DEGRP programme.

Building on knowledge gained, projects will cover topics from: female leadership training in Bangladesh’s garment sector, to employment dynamics on the factory floor in Ethiopia, and the impacts of loan stipulations on job creation and firm growth in Uganda.

Together this research will continue to deepen insights on inclusive growth, economic policy, and financial products in order to deliver practical and applicable lessons for stakeholders in low-income countries. The Evidence and Policy Group extends a warm congratulations to the project leads, and wishes them every success in their future research endeavours.