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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Highlights

  • The World Bank in the era of Trump Ravi Kanbur

    With the World Bank now far from the only game in town in providing development finance, this column argues that it should focus on issues which are truly global in scope, but...

    Blog Post
  • Fragility Commission 3rd Evidence Session:...

    11 July 2017

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s third evidence session will take place at the London School of Economics on 11 July 2017 and will be focused on the topic of...

    Event
  • Road to legitimacy: Takeaways from the Fragility... Emilie Yam

    The road to reforming and rebuilding the legitimacy of a state and its institutions is long and difficult. Elections, even when free and fair, are only a piece of the...

    Blog Post
  • Unexpected side-effects: Urban policies and market... Michael Blake, Priya Manwaring

    Should cities invest in public transport systems, even if they might slow growth? Can an HOV lane reduce congestion when drivers circumvent it? Is unpredictability of police...

    Blog Post
  • Rural electrification with off-grid community... Michaël Aklin, Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

    Randomised controlled trial measuring effect of installing solar microgrids in 81 villages in Uttar Pradesh who previously had no electricity and used kerosene lamps to...

    Project
  • The real effects of electronic wage payments: An... Emily Breza, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper

    Preliminary results suggest that treatments -- introducing employee payroll accounts and electronic wage payments -- “worked” to stimulate the use of formal...

    Project