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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    Pronab Sen

    In this article, Pronab Sen, Country Director for the India Central Programme of the International Growth Centre, argues that India’s recent demonetisation has penalised...

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    IGC Public Lecture – Making Politics Work for...

    5 December 2016

    Fear of openly confronting the problem of politics can come in the way of achieving economic development goals. To help address this, the Development Research Group of the...

    Event
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    The cost of air pollution in South Africa

    Katye Altieri, Samantha Keen

    Developing countries like South Africa have a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in productivity losses and mortality due to high concentrations of air pollution,...

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    Why new skills and partnerships are needed for...

    Denise Chan

    Over 30,000 participants descended upon Quito, Ecuador last month to take part in the Habitat III conference that celebrated the 'New Urban Agenda', the UN’s global manifesto...

    Blog Post
  • KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - JANUARY 28: A man holds Pakistani currency in a money market on January 28, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. London is hosting a critical  day-long international conference today on the future of war ravaged Afghanistan.  Among the proposals being discussed is a plan to bring moderate Taliban fighters into civilian life with offers of employment and education. Co-hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the conference also seeks a path to security independence for Afghanistan with aims to turn over all military and police operations to the Afghans by 2014. Despite progress in civilian life in Kabul, the capital city is still subject to frequent violent attacks by members of the Taliban.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Growth brief: Taxing to develop – When...

    Henrik Kleven, Adnan Khan, Upaasna Kaul

    Taxes are a channel of reciprocal exchange between citizens and governments. Taxes increase government accountability, encourage better governance, public service...

    Publication
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    Rural-to-urban migration: improving labour market...

    Amanda Jinhage

    A conference co-hosted by the IGC and the Stanford Center for International Development yielded multiple insights on the potential benefits of migration to cities for...

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