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

  • Credit bureaus in microfinance: a baseline study

    Credit bureaus consolidate borrowers’ creditworthiness records and share them with microfinance institutions, thereby addressing adverse selection and moral hazard problems....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • The effectiveness of government bureaucracy: A...

    The effective functioning of the public sector is crucial for economic growth. This project, requested by the Head of Ghana’s Civil Service, assessed the link between...

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  • 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...

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