Investment Climate and Business Environment Research Fund

The International Development Research Centre, TrustAfrica and FSED have established the Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund which has made over US$4 million in research grants available to African universities, business schools and independent research institutions.

In 2007 the ICBE Research Fund awarded 30 grants of $50,000 and in March 2008, the ICBE Research Fund awarded 33 grants of up to $100,000.

In 2006 FSED announced four capacity building grants of $50,000 for Canadian universities to strengthen private sector development research relationships with African partners.

In 2012 TrustAfrica disbursed $2.5 million in research grants to further the development knowledge of sustainable enterprise in Africa.