The IDRC Competition Research for Economic Development

IDRC Competition Research for Economic Development (CRED) project is a unique provider of research support for Competition Authorities in developing countries.

It focuses on institution building and generation of the country specific, empirical evidence that is needed for better competition policy and implementation.

A robust competition regime is essential for the good management of the market economy.

It is needed also for the private sector to realize its expected contribution to growth, poverty alleviation and new wealth creation.

The CRED Project is funded by IDRC through the Globalization, Growth and Poverty (GGP) program.

This Call for Proposals relates to the third Round of competitive grants awards under the CRED project

Submissions to this Call for Proposals should allow Competition Authorities in developing countries to carry out more work directed towards securing consumer gains in the first instance, without prejudice to other competition policy objectives, than would otherwise be possible

Proposals will be considered for research into market and/or regulatory conditions in any sector or product market where consumer benefits are expected to follow from interventions in line with the provisions of the relevant competition law.


  • National, Provincial and Regional (multi-country) Competition Authorities or public agencies charged with the implementation of competition policies/law(s) from any of the countries and territories included in the OECD Development Assistance Committee stratified list of Overseas Development Assistance recipient countries.

  • Competition Authorities or public agencies from least developed and other lowincome countries will also be considered for supplementary support in the form of technical assistance for the development of the research proposal and mentoring of the research project.

  • Small groups of Competition Authorities or public agencies (normally two or three) or a regional Competition Authority with investigative and/or enforcement powers.

  • This Call is not open to individuals.

    A collaboration may be proposed to enable the carrying out of the research or to improve the dissemination of the research findings or if the constitutional articles of the Competition Authority do not permit it to take receipt of funds from an external source

    Deadline: 21st September

    For more information and application, visit: The IDRC Competition Research for Economic Development Website

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    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.