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  • Event

    Policies for prosperity – Authors’ seminar

    IGC Tanzania will host a seminar on 30 August to present and discuss in detail the content of the  book "Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity", created in partnership with the Bank of Tanzania and launched in July 2016.  The book covers a range of thematic and sectoral issues including cities, industrialisation, agriculture, and others. The event will give the authors the...

    30 August 2017

  • Event

    IGC Session - 2017 Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) Annual Conference

    The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) annual conference brought together world-class international and local researchers and Ethiopian policymakers to discuss key development issues relevant to the Ethiopian economy. IGC Ethiopia is one of the major partners of the 2017 EEA conference, with 2 IGC sessions (one plenary and one parallel sessions) were held at the...

    20–22 July 2017

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2016-2017

    2016 saw the IGC achieve a new milestone in policy impact, with a total of 171 projects having a significant influence on policy discussions and decisions, up from 128 cases last year – reflecting the strength of our partnerships with policymakers and the quality and relevance of our research.  In 2016–17 our research projects influenced policymaking in areas...

    18 Jul 2017 |

  • Publication - Project Report

    Maternal mortality risk and the gender gap in desired fertility

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

  • Blog post

    Welcome to VoxDev

    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.

    22 Jun 2017 | Tavneet Suri

  • Blog post

    The World Bank in the era of Trump

    With the World Bank now far from the only game in town in providing development finance, this column argues that it should focus on issues which are truly global in scope, but questions the suitability of the World Bank’s signature instrument, the sovereign loan. The international community does rely on the Word Bank for one global public good – global consensus...

    16 Jun 2017 | Ravi Kanbur

  • Blog post

    How well represented are women in Pakistan's rural volunteer organisations?

    Since the 1980s, Pakistan has followed a unique model of social mobilization that has contributed greatly towards rural development and poverty alleviation. This model of social mobilization and community participation involves setting up local community organizations at the neighborhood, village and union council (UC) levels. These organizations comprise local volunteer...

    9 May 2017 | Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizar, Simon Quinn, Katherine Vyborny

  • Blog post

    Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia

    In this article, Jennifer Johnson and Nalini Gulati highlight the different trajectories of women’s economic empowerment across South Asia, based on a recent policy dialogue hosted by Evidence for Policy Design. On 23-24 March, ‘Smart Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ brought together policymakers, private-sector actors, and civil-society representatives...

    21 Apr 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Jennifer Johnson

  • Event

    Natural resource management and FDI: Challenges for Mozambique

    Mozambique made a transition from a resource-poor economy at the end of the 1990s, when over 60% of export revenue was derived from agriculture and fisheries, to a resource-rich economy today, with natural resources accounting for over 60% of export revenue. The importance of natural resources is set to expand much further during the next decade, with the discovery of large...

    27 March 2017

  • Blog post

    Real effects of electronic wage payments: Bangladeshi factory workers

    Electronic wage payments offer an alternative to traditional financial inclusion approaches for the un-banked. Addressing constraints to savings can allow wages and remittance flows to poor households to translate into greater asset accumulation and resilience to financial or consumption shock. More than two billion people around the world do not have access to electronic...

    6 Apr 2017 | Emily Breza, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper