The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.

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Highlights

  • City - China 3

    The birth of edge cities in China: Measuring the...

    Siqi Zheng, Weizeng Sun, Jianfeng Wu, Matthew Kahn

    From its established status as a high-tech science park in 1988, Zhongguancun has been transformed from a village to China’s “Silicon Valley”. Zhongguancun's big success...

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  • Ghana - Energy - Mining (310x150)

    Attitudes of local people to mining policies and...

    Daniel K. Twerefou, Kwadwo Tutu

    Even though exploitation of minerals, especially gold has been taking place in Ghana for over a century, there are still many problems that have made it difficult for the...

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  • Workers in the Anglo Ashanti gold mine at a depth of about 330m in Obuasi, Ghana, June 23, 2006. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst)

    Natural resource wealth: Making resource windfalls...

    Cheikh Anta Gueye, Munseob Lee

    In the oil and gas sector, six of the top ten global discoveries in 2013 were made in Africa. This is all good news, but what does it mean for people in Africa? Unfortunately,...

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  • India - Cities - Delhi (310x150)

    The growth of cities in India, 1870-2020

    Chinmay Tumbe

    City growth in India has varied substantially across time and space. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Mumbai and Kolkata were both dynamic cities drawing in...

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  • Cities - Ethiopia - Firms (310x150)

    AGF 2015 Conference report

    Upaasna Kaul

    Following on from the lectures, panels and framework sessions held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we have compiled a conference report summarising the discussions and ideas emerging...

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    Powering change: Can rural electrification close...

    Rosamaría Dasso, Fernando Fernandez

    New evidence from a rural electrification project in Peru suggests that access to energy may be an effective tool in closing the gender gap, affecting both wages and...

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  • Tanzania - Cities - Mwanza

    Urbanisation, growth, and poverty reduction: The...

    Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt

    Should Tanzania foster growth through investment in large cities, concentrating on reducing congestion costs there and banking on economies of scale and agglomeration to drive...

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  • India - Education 2 (310 x 150)

    Choice and cost: The role of household decision...

    Rukmini Banerji, Wilima Wadhwa

    For a variety of reasons, Bihar is one of the most interesting states in India to understand educational choices.  Given the national push for universalising secondary...

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  • Mohamed F. Tarawalie is a member of team four at the District Ebola Response Centre (DERC) in Port Loko.

The team recently decontaminated a house in Makamie near Port Loko in February and returned to the village to see how the family and neighbours are getting on.

Mohamed is a school teacher but has been working to fight ebola since the schools were shut down in 2014.

    The economic implications of hierarchy in rural...

    Sahar Parsa, Pablo Querubín, James Robinson

    Sahar Parsa, Pablo Querubín and James Robinson have been investigating the impact of the social structure and hierarchy of rural Sierra Leone on the allocation of resources...

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