Note: Published in December 2012
We now have a draft programme online for the 2014 South Asia Growth Conference, to be held in Lahore, Pakistan, from 17 - 19 March 2014. Stay tuned for more details...
The workshop was organized in order to disseminate findings from two recently-completed research streams within IGC Tanzania: first, Dr Hugh Wenban-Smith presented preliminary results from the first phase of his work on tracking historical urbanisation patterns throughout the country. The second presentation, by Dr. Matt Collin, looked at the results from two impact evaluations – one a randomized-control trial, and one a natural experiment – that examine the results of formalizing land ownership in Dar es Salaam’s informal land settlements.
Lack of access to credit is often argued to be an important determinant of poverty. This lack is often traced back to the poor not having collateral. This absence of collateral in turn has been linked to the fact that the poor don’t have titles to their land.
The International Growth Centre in Ghana (IGC), in collaboration with the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) is holding a colloquium on Building Effectives Cities for Growth on 28th February 2014 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
All are invited to this half day event. Please call 0208193405 to register for free.
Under the auspices of the G8/G20 commitment to infrastructure development in developing countries, the IGC will be hosting a round table discussion on Thursday 27 February.
A Summer School in Development Economics will be held at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi from July 12-16, 2014, organised jointly by International Growth Centre (IGC) and ISI, Delhi Centre.
All applications should be submitted to email@example.com. Applications must be submitted by March 31, and acceptance decisions will be made by May 1.
The aim of this project is to produce a Rapid Response Note for Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy assessing what mix of regulatory mechanisms, incentives, and public-‐private partnerships would be required to facilitate and accelerate rollout of decentralized clean energy (e.g. mini-grid) electrification across Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is a highly energy-‐deficient country. Prior to the commissioning of the Bumbuna hydropower generating facility, that at peak boosts capacity by 50MW, the capital Freetown and surrounding regions had access to only 15MW of power.