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  • Event

    IGC/CEPR Labour and Entrepreneurship Conference

    IGC, in cooperation with CEPR, will host a conference on labour and entrepreneurship on 4th and 5th May at the London School of Economics. This conference  will provide a forum for high quality research in the field of labour economics and entrepreneurship; it will bring together top academics to present new ideas and discuss the future direction of research....

    4–5 May 2017

  • Project

    Management in Pakistan

    The Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) approach was pioneered in the US across 35,000 establishments. The latest initiative took place in the largest province of Pakistan, where management practices were successfully measured in 2,000 firms and mapped to performance indicators from the census of manufacturing. This exercise has been a first step towards...

    17 February 2017 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

  • Blog post

    Interfirm relationships and business performance in Nanchang (China)

    In the quest for identifying barriers to firm growth, much attention has been paid to barriers that act at the level of the individual firm. But firms do not operate in a vacuum: business relationships are potentially highly influential. An experiment in Nanchang, China was conducted to measure their importance. Regular meetings between the managers of young firms...

    9 February 2017 | Jing Cai, Adam Szeidl

  • Event

    Illegal mining in Ghana

    Illegal mining operations are destroying the farmlands, forests, and water bodies in Ghana. The general public and academia are calling for a concerted effort to rid the country of illegal mining activities and to restore the abandoned mining sites across the country. However, in order to formulate and implement measures to effectively address the problem, there is...

    21 February 2017

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    Publication - Miscellaneous

    Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

    The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available for purchase here. This book, the third in the Africa: Policies for Prosperity series, is concerned with the challenges of securing economic prosperity in Tanzania over the coming decades. Building on widespread economic reforms in the early 1990s, Tanzania has recorded steady economic growth over the...

    26 January 2017 | Christopher Adam, Paul Collier, Benno Ndulu

  • Project

    Organisational structure of trade unions in Myanmar

    Healthy industrial relations, or peaceful negotiations between workers and employers based on mutual benefits, is a key factor for sustained productivity growth. In developing countries, industrial relations are relatively immature, and issues of industrial disputes and strikes are becoming huge political concerns. However, little is known about industrial relations and...

    26 January 2017 | Rocco Macchiavello, Mari Tanaka, Sindy Li

  • Blog post

    Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

    A recently published study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights that will benefit economic development and financial inclusion policies across Africa. The study found that increased access to mobile money has reduced poverty in Kenya, particularly among female-headed households. Rapid expansion of mobile...

    25 January 2017 | Sarah Logan

  • Project

    Improving export performance in Uganda

    Uganda is keen to leverage its external sector to support economic growth and employment creation through structural transformation. This has become increasingly urgent as commodity prices have levelled off and volumes have stagnated with the global slowdown. Policymakers need to establish a supportive environment within which the private sector can invest in exports. The...

    23 January 2017 | Ben Shepherd

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Uganda: Improving export performance (Policy paper)

    23 January 2017 | Ben Shepherd