The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.

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    How coffee can drive economic growth

    John Spray

    In 2012, coffee accounted for almost 30% of Rwanda’s total export revenue. Considering national targets to increase export revenues by 18%, a few simple measures to improve...

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    How mobile money is revolutionising banking in Africa

    Sebastian Wolf

    75% of sub-Saharan adults do not have a formal bank account yet millions of Africans are using mobile phones to pay bills, move cash, and to buy basic everyday items. Mobile...

    Blog Post
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    Big and small ideas in development economics

    Kaushik Basu, Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California San Diego speaks with Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the...

    Blog Post
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    Economics of Ebola Research

    The IGC's Economics of Ebola Initiative collates the results of research on the economic impacts of Ebola led by the IGC and by development partners.

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    Population-based surveys to inform Ebola recovery

    Lily L. Tsai, Benjamin Morse, Robert Blair, Sabrina Karim

    Liberia currently faces the dual challenge of rebuilding after the Ebola outbreak while remaining vigilant to prevent its resurgence.  In this process, the Liberian...

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    Effects of Climate Change on Low-lying and...

    Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Raymond Guiteras, Richard Hornbeck

    Global climate change is likely to cause rising sea levels and increased frequency and severity of flooding in low-lying areas. Evidence is needed on the magnitude and...

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    Taxation and development

    3 February 2015

    Henrik Kleven recently gave a talk on taxation and development. Henrik’s work explicitly incorporates the informational and administrative constraints faced by governments in...

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    Conference: IGC & CEPR Public Economics Symposium 2015

    14 May 2015

    The 2015 CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium will take place on 14-15 May at the London School of Economics. It will be hosted by STICERD and co-funded by the IGC. The...

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    Public Lecture: Corruption and Trade (Sandra Sequeira)

    9 March 2015

    How can corruption affect global trade? Does it grease the wheels of commerce or does it create significant barriers for firms in the developing world to be able to participate...