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    Academic research programme

    STEG is a five-year programme of academic research budgeted at £12 million funded by the Department of International Development (DfID)

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    Small Research Grants

    Small Research Grants (SRGs) have a budget of between £10,000 - £25,000 with a duration of 12 months. There will be 12 calls for SRGs, with around 100 projects funded.

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    Larger Research Grants

    Larger Research Grants (LRGs) will average £100,000 with a duration of 24 months, and our initial plans involve four calls for LRGs with a total of 20 projects funded.

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Theme workshops

 

The STEG programme is structured around six themes. In August and September 2020, the six themes held online workshops. These workshops are a way of increasing the visibility of STEG within the research community and will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions. Please see the details for the different theme workshops below: 

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STEG: a new research initiative

STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH (STEG) :

A new research initiative launched to underpin development policy in low- and middle-income countries

As low-income countries begin to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, a new research programme aims to strengthen their potential for achieving long-run growth and economic transformation.

Virtual Inception Workshop

 

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG) research programme was launched with a virtual inception workshop on the 4th and 5th June 2020, with an introduction to the intellectual framework of the project, a discussion of its key research themes and two keynote lectures: the first by Professor Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund; and the second by Professor Kaushik Basu of Cornell University, and former Chief Economist at the World Bank. 

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