The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Our history

Established in 2008 with funding by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the International Growth Centre (IGC) has developed an innovative model that focuses on developing an effective state, fostering private sector enterprise, enabling...

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The International Growth Centre (IGC) is led by Executive Director, Jonathan Leape, in close collaboration with Directors Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public...

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