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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  • Female Indian farmer (Web Carousel)

    Women’s empowerment and child malnutrition in...

    Samuel Annim, Katsushi Imai, Veena Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha

    Research has found mother’s empowerment to have a positive impact on the nutrition status of their children. This blog analyses this relationship for data from rural India...

    Blog Post
  • Bangladesh - Trade (310x150)

    Political strikes and its impacts on trade:...

    Kazi Iqbal, Reshad Ahsan

    Delays are an important barrier to international trade. Djankov, Freund, and Pham (2010) estimate that an additional day spent prior to shipment reduces trade by more than 1...

    Project
  • City - Tanzania

    Eliminating extreme poverty in Africa: The role of...

    Zorobabel Bicaba, Zuzana Brixiova, Mthuli Ncube

    Serious commitment to eliminating extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa requires a three-pronged approach: Structural transformation: requires stable macroeconomic...

    Blog Post
  • Flag - Uganda

    Getting the most out of local government: Lessons...

    Helen Sims

    For local government to serve as a meaningful democratic check, greater emphasis must be placed on building capacity through training and ensuring sufficient revenues are...

    Blog Post
  • City - Ethiopia (310x150)

    Growth brief: Making cities work for development

    Tony Venables

    Cities can be productive and liveable places but poor public services, weak infrastructure, and institutional and legal obstacles to private investment have in many cases...

    Publication
  • Money

    A missing target in the SDGs: Tax systems should...

    Nora Lustig

    Achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals will depend in part on the ability of Governments to improve their tax collection and enforcement systems. However, demand for...

    Blog Post
  • India Bihar country image

    Reinvigorating India’s manufacturing sector:...

    Arpita Mukherjee, Tanu M. Goyal

    Fostering connectivity through stronger regional trading relationships may hold the key to unlocking growth in India’s manufacturing sector. Opening up regional trade...

    Blog Post
  • Zambia - Energy

    Can Zambia escape the clutches of the resource curse?

    Herryman Moono

    Zambia has made slow but steady progress in building its industrial capabilities. But a major push is needed if the manufacturing sector is to help lessen the country’s...

    Blog Post
  • Shipping (2) (Cropped)

    Regional value chains in East Africa

    Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Jack Daly

    Since the mid-1990's, many East African countries have enjoyed relatively high economic growth rates and made substantial progress in poverty reduction. Nevertheless, firm...

    Project