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    Energy and education seminar

    IGC Tanzania hosted a seminar on 21 June in Dar Es Salaam which reported on the progress and results of recent research studies on the link between energy and education in Tanzania, and reviewed current policy challenges at the intersection of energy and education and generate ideas for steps forward. The event was co-hosted with the President’s Office for Regional...

    21 June 2017

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    Private enterprises in conflict-related situations

    On 9th June, the IGC welcomed Alexandros Ragoussis and Neil Gregory from the International Finance Corporation, World Bank, who presented the report "Private enterprises in conflict-related situations". Addressing the challenges of conflict-related situations have become a top priority for the development community, and private sector development is an essential part...

    9 June 2017

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    Fragility Commission 2nd Evidence Session: Building legitimate government

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s second evidence session took place at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 8 June 2017 and was focused on the topic of building legitimate government. In fragile and conflict situations, government has little legitimacy with citizens. This both constrains what government can effectively do, and the ability to change the...

    8 June 2017

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    Workshop on jobs in Sierra Leone

    IGC Sierra Leone hosted a workshop focused on jobs and inclusive growth on 6th June, in collaboration with DFID Sierra Leone. The workshop directly addressed the question "How do we raise the incomes of the poor in Sierra Leone?" and provided an opportunity for policymakers and donors to engage with the latest evidence on labour market interventions to ensure their...

    6 June 2017

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    Public lecture: Making cities work in the developing world

    On 25 May, the IGC Cities that Work initiative held a lecture at the LSE entitled "Making cities work in the developing world". Ed Glaeser, chair of the Cities that Work council and research director of IGC's cities programme, talked about the importance of cities for development and the need for policy to tackle the downsides of density in cities. He also...

    25 May 2017