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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  • Drought 2 (Web Box)

    Droughts and child health

    Santosh Kumar, Ramona Molitor, Sebastian Vollmer

    Child health plays a crucial role in human capital development yet, exposure to drought in the womb increases the child’s likelihood of being underweight – with knock-on...

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    Shutting competitors out: Pakistan’s trade barriers

    Sikander A. Shah, Uzair J. Kayani

    Pakistan’s non-tariff barriers are far less comprehensive than those of its neighbours, yet their negative effects are far worse

    Blog Post
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    Population-Based Surveys to Inform Ebola Recovery

    Lily L. Tsai, Benjamin Morse, Robert Blair, Sabrina Karim

    Liberia currently faces the dual challenge of rebuilding after the Ebola outbreak while remaining vigilant to prevent its resurgence.  In this process, the Liberian...

  • UNICEF/JICA/Regional Government Joint DRS and WASH MIssion to Somali Region

    IGC Public Lecture with Jeffrey Sachs

    4 February 2015

    Date: Wednesday 4 February 2015 Time: 3-4pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics and Political Science Chair: Jonathan...

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    Anticipating regional integration in Africa

    Anne Laski

    The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) for eastern and southern Africa offers enormous potential for East African Community (EAC) states, but it also poses a staggering...

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  • Entrepreneurs

    Basic entrepreneurship: A big new idea in development

    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Imran Rasul

    In brief: Evaluation of the BRAC ultra-poor programme in Bangladesh Programme focus is on empowering women and has reached 400,000+ people Project led to a 38% average...

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    Measuring productivity in multi-product firms

    Christopher Woodruff, Rocco Macchiavello

    In brief... New IGC study will collect data on productivity in ready-made garment factories across the world Information will be compared against international standards...

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    The economic implications of Ebola

    Rachel Glennerster, Eric Werker, Tavneet Suri, Herbert M'cleod

    In brief: The outbreak of Ebola has highlighted the need for economists to assess the impact of the crisis Three surveys are being undertaken in Sierra Leone and...

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    East Africa Mobile Money Forum

    12 February 2015

    Mobile money is revolutionising retail banking in East Africa. In Kenya, nine out of ten adults now have a mobile money account, whereas a few years ago the bulk of the...