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    IGC panel - REPOA annual research conference

    The IGC presented a panel discussion at the REPOA annual research conference on March 30 in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). The overall theme of this year's conference was “Institutions and Industrialization”. The Tanzania PM was the guest of honour and policy makers, politicians, research donor partners and other senior civil servants were also present. IGC...

    30 March 2017

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    FDI, SMEs, firm growth, and trade in East Africa

    Strong and competitive firms form the core of economic activity. They contribute to economic development through job creation, higher government revenue, and increased wealth and well-being of society. Although firms, FDI, and trade already play an important role in the development of East Africa, the region has not yet tapped into its full potential. In addition, the...

    29 March 2017

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    IGC Public Lecture - Refuge: Transforming a broken refugee system

    DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 29 March, from 18:30 to 20:00 VENUE: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics This event was open to the public. Follow the conversation via #LSErefuge. Watch a full recording of the lecture here, and listen to the podcast here.  Presenting their new book on 29th March 2017 at the LSE, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts...

    29 March 2017

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    Trade policy roundtable

    IGC Rwanda co-hosted a policy round-table with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MINEACOM) on March 28th in Kigali. Three IGC experts on trade, Dave Donaldson (Stanford University), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University) and John Spray (Cambridge University), presented and discussed pressing policy questions. The meetingstarted with presentations from the three...

    28 March 2017

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    Natural resource management and FDI: Challenges for Mozambique

    Mozambique made a transition from a resource-poor economy at the end of the 1990s, when over 60% of export revenue was derived from agriculture and fisheries, to a resource-rich economy today, with natural resources accounting for over 60% of export revenue. The importance of natural resources is set to expand much further during the next decade, with the discovery of large...

    27 March 2017