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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.

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The IGC runs a biannual call for proposals which encompasses the Research and Country Programmes.

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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 functioning cities and promoting access to energy – with the underlying aim of driving up living standards and lifting people out of poverty.

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Structure

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 Policy (Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford). The IGC Steering Group, which also includes Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Timothy Besley (LSE) and Tony Venables (University of Oxford), provides strategic direction. The Executive Director leads a senior management team, which includes the Research and Policy Director, Adnan Khan, the Country Programme Director (currently being advertised), the Evaluations and Communications Director, Sarah Lyness, the Chief Administrative Officer, Jo...

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Governance

The 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 Policy (Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford). The IGC Steering Group, which also includes Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Timothy Besley (LSE) and Tony Venables (University of Oxford), provides strategic direction. The Executive Director leads a senior management team, which includes the Research and Policy Director, Adnan Khan, the Country Programme Director (currently being advertised), the Evaluations and Communications Director, Sarah Lyness, the Chief Administrative Officer, Jo Underwood and the Chief Finance...

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Our Work

The IGC's Our Work Brochure highlights research in our 15 Country Programmes and four Research Programmes, as well as our Events and Online Engagement.

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