• Growth brief: Harnessing FDI for job creation and... John Sutton, Amanda Jinhage, Jonathan Leape, Richard Newfarmer, John Page

    During the last decade and a half, African economies grew at nearly double the rate of the 1990s. However, the commodity boom obscured a key weakness in African economic...

  • Growth brief: Transforming the economic lives of... Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Upaasna Kaul

    Despite considerable progress in recent decades, nearly 1 billion people worldwide live below the international extreme poverty line of $1.90 per day. A group that has...

  • IGC Evidence Paper – Firms Nick Bloom, Greg Fischer, Imran Rasul, Tavneet Suri

    The IGC Firm Capabilities Research Programme pulls economists with a common interest in firm capabilities together to focus on three core questions: (i) what are the key...

  • Dealing with fake agricultural inputs Jakob Svensson, Tessa Bold

    Technology adoption in African agriculture is very low, constraining productivity and income for the rural population There is ample anecdotal evidence of fake...

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  • Female empowerment in the Bangladeshi garment industry Filippo Sebastio

    A slew of industrial accidents have cast the Bangladeshi garment industry in a negative light. Whilst it is the responsibility of government, factory owners and international...

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