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  • Blog post

    Has GSP plus status improved Pakistan's garments export?

    In December of 2013, Pakistan acquired the GSP plus status from the European Union, granting member states duty-free access to 96 percent of Pakistani exports to the EU. Pakistan was the second country in all of South and Southeast Asia to receive the trade advantage, giving it a 10 to 14 percent duty advantage over major regional competitors including China, India,...

    23 Jun 2017 | Zara Salman

  • Person

    Niccoló Meriggi

    Niccoló Meriggi is the Country Economist for IGC Sierra Leone.  

  • Publication - Project Report

    Maternal mortality risk and the gender gap in desired fertility

    22 Jun 2017 | Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Alessandra Voena

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Rural electrification, migration and structural transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia

    22 Jun 2017 | Stephie Fried, David Lagakos

  • Blog post

    Welcome to VoxDev

    A welcome from Editor-in-Chief, Tavneet Suri Today, the IGC launched VoxDev.org in collaboration with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and and the Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL) programme. Below is an editorial note cross-posted from the new site. [embed]https://youtu.be/68CrvrNMxm8 [/embed] In today’s world,...

    22 Jun 2017 | Tavneet Suri

  • Person

    Zara Salman

    Zara Salman is a senior research associate at the Consortium for Development Policy Research.

  • Event

    Fragility Commission 3rd Evidence Session: Generating effective state capacity

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s third evidence session will take place at the London School of Economics on 11 July 2017 and will be focused on the topic of generating effective state capacity. In fragile situations, governments typically have little capacity. This must be recognised not only as a problem to be addressed but also as a constraint upon what...

    11 July 2017

  • Blog post

    Road to legitimacy: Takeaways from the Fragility Commission’s 2nd evidence session

    The road to reforming and rebuilding the legitimacy of a state and its institutions is long and difficult. Elections, even when free and fair, are only a piece of the foundation upon which a state must re-establish trust with citizens and can start to rebuild public services, infrastructure, and its economy. “People don’t need ideas, they need bread.” This statement...

    20 Jun 2017 | Emilie Yam

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    Unexpected side-effects: Urban policies and market responses

    Should cities invest in public transport systems, even if they might slow growth? Can an HOV lane reduce congestion when drivers circumvent it? Is unpredictability of police enforcement a good thing for reducing drunk-driving? These and other surprising facts were presented at the recent IGC mini-cities conference. Research highlighted below showcases the importance of...

    19 Jun 2017 | Michael Blake, Priya Manwaring

  • Person

    Cities that Work team

    Michael Blake, Priya Manwaring, and Astrid Haas are responsible for undertaking the day-to-day collating of research behind the Cities that Work initiative with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.