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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  • Energy - Coal (1)

    Can deliberative democracy cure Tanzania’s...

    Justin Sandefur, Mujobu Moyo, Nancy Birdsall

    Experts worry letting ordinary citizens manage resource windfalls will lead to populism. We ran a randomised trial in deliberative democracy in Tanzania to find out. This is...

    Blog Post
  • Tanzania - City

    The political paradox of cash transfers

    Justin Sandefur, Nancy Birdsall, Mujobu Moyo

    Impact evaluations show cash transfers are effective. But polls show Tanzanians would rather have government services. This is the second post in a three-part blog series on...

    Blog Post
  • Trade - Africa - East African Community (310x150)

    Preferential Trade Arrangements and the...

    Building on the most recent international trade theory and best practices of regional integration around the world, this study assesses the consequences of existing and...

    Project
  • Cute little girl measuring height of her young brother on white background

    Honey, I grew the kids: Evidence from ethnic...

    Caterina Alacevich, Alessandro Tarozzi

    Despite impressive rates of economic growth in recent decades, India remains one of the worst performing countries worldwide in terms of height, among children and adults. This...

    Blog Post
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    Making Aadhaar compulsory jeopardises privacy rights

    Jean Drèze, Pragya Tiwari

    “I am not aware that this has been thought through” – Jean Drèze speaks to Pragya Tiwari about the new Aadhaar Act In March, the Aadhaar Bill was passed,...

    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