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    Maternal mortality risk and the gender gap in desired fertility

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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

  • Blog post

    Post-Brexit trade and development policy

    Regardless of what one may think of the decision, the British people have voted to leave the EU – a result that throws up historic challenges as well as historic opportunities. This blog introduces the IGC's latest Policy Brief on Post-Brexit Trade & Development Policy, and why Brexit should be viewed as an important opportunity for fresh thinking. The decision to...

    3 Apr 2017 | Richard Baldwin, Paul Collier, Tony Venables

  • Blog post

    Declining female labour force participation in rural India: The supply side

    Analysis of National Sample Survey data shows that low rates of female labour force participation in India are concentrated among married women in rural areas. This blog suggests that this is partly because women with medium levels of education choose to spend more time on child care and domestic work. Globally, about half of all women work, and recent increases in rates...

    8 Mar 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Taryn Dinkelman, Kanika Mahajan

  • Event

    Smart policy for women's economic empowerment

    Despite its recent economic growth, many South Asian economies continue to see relatively poor – and in some cases, declining – indicators for women’s social and economic empowerment. Yet research shows that women’s access to financial resources is correlated with their overall empowerment and benefits others in the household, notably children. At the same time,...

    23–24 March 2017