Research projects

The scheme has a current portfolio of 101 research grants. There have been 46 research grants from the three calls of phase 1 of the scheme and 55 research grants from the three calls of Phase 2. These grants are led by research organisations from the UK and overseas.

Research projects by theme

Phase 1

The following awards were funded under phase 1 of the ESRC-DFID joint scheme for international development (poverty alleviation) between 2006 and 2008. Each project addresses issues relating to economic, social and political development in less developed countries with the potential for impact on policy and practice for poverty reduction and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

You can browse the phase 1 projects by MDG theme:

Phase 2

In response to an independent evaluation of Phase 1 of the scheme, three themes were introduced to each call in Phase 2. These themes were identified through consultation with the scheme's International Advisory Committee and were designed to encourage a significant contribution to understanding in specific areas. Researchers were also welcome to apply for funding under the overarching Poverty Alleviation theme.

The projects awarded under phase 2 can be viewed by highlight area:

Research projects by geographical area

Phase 1

Phase 2