• Blog Post

    Remittances and Credit Markets: Complementarities and evidence from Senegal

    23 June 2016 | Linguère Mbaye

    In markets that lack access to formal financial institutions, remittance flows and credit can serve as complementary resource channels to help alleviate the impact of shocks to households. This blog looks at the effect of remittance flows on credit access for households in rural Senegal. Remittances are crucial to many developing countries and in particular in...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    Minor relaxations of immigration policy will not make up for the economic impacts of a Brexit in the UK or India

    22 June 2016 | Swati Dhingra

    As the EU referendum approaches, Swati Dhingra considers how a Brexit is likely to affect British Asians and India’s economy. She writes that although Leave promises of eased immigration restrictions on Indians might appear attractive, they cannot make up for the severe economic consequences on the British, EU and global economies that a vote to leave would entail. This...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    Quer se tornar um empreendedor em Moçambique? 3 Coisas que você precisa saber!

    21 June 2016 | Novella Maugeri, Jorrit Oppewal

    Os economistas do IGC-Moçambique, Novella e Jorrit, compartilham connosco algumas lições do Workshop sobre Desenvolvimento do Sector Privado realizado em Maputo no mês de Março de 2016. Com um défice geral de qualificações e um fraco sistema de informação sobre o mercado laboral, os empresários em Moçambique tem que encontrar meios inovadores para superar as...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    New era for aid: Is community driven development the answer?

    20 June 2016 | Upaasna Kaul

    If you missed the 2016 IGC Growth Week Conference, held at the London School of Economics, get caught up through our blog recaps looking at research highlights and policy insights. This post forms part of our blog recap series, looking at the challenges facing fragile states, and lessons from Afghanistan's experiences of rebuilding state capability. See here for other...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    The economics of humanitarian aid: Are we on a slippery slope?

    17 June 2016 | Stephanie Levy

    Could the current modalities of humanitarian aid to refugees be improved? Dr. Stephanie Levy argues for more creative aid agreements to form the backbone of the global response to the current refugee crisis. At the World Humanitarian Summit (WH Summit), David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, announced that 25% all of all IRC interventions will be...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    Risky business: Firms, trade and development

    14 June 2016 | Upaasna Kaul, Amanda Jinhage

    If you missed the 2016 IGC Growth Week Conference, held at the London School of Economics, get caught up through our blog recaps looking at research highlights and policy insights. This post forms part of our blog recap series, looking particularly at ideas on firm productivity and trade-led development. See here for other recaps from growth week. Starting with the premise...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    Epidemics, ethnicity, and empowerment: A cities recap

    13 June 2016 | Upaasna Kaul

    If you missed the 2016 IGC Growth Week Conference, held at the London School of Economics, read our blog recaps all this week to get caught up on the best research highlights and policy insights presented at the conference. This post forms part of our blog recap series, looking specifically at ideas on urban development and growth. The challenges of density resulting...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    How not to control corruption, Pakistani style

    3 June 2016 | Feisal Khan

    Pakistan has struggled with high levels of corruption since independence and efforts by consecutive governments have done little to curb it. Feisal Khan writes that although tackling the problem is not an impossible task, no Pakistani government has ever had the political will to enforce long-lasting solutions. This post forms part of our cross-blog Anti-Corruption...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    Does South-South FDI Pay?

    31 May 2016 | Lucia Perez Villar, Adnan Seric, Christiane Krieger-Boden

    Can South-South FDI, or investment flows between institutionally comparable partners better stimulate growth through backward linkages? When it comes to foreign direct investment, much of the concern both in the public and in the academic community centres on investment flows moving from developed to developing countries, but there is now an increasing trend of...

    Read more
  • Blog Post

    FDI can catalyse job creation and industrialisation in Africa

    25 May 2016 | Amanda Jinhage

    The IGC launches its newest Growth Brief: Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for job creation and industrialisation in Africa. During the last decade and a half, African economies grew at nearly double the rate of the 1990s. The rapid pace of growth spurred the Africa Rising narrative. However, the recent commodity cycle slow-down has led to increasing questions about...

    Read more

Spotlight on Corruption

Read our blog series