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  • 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...

    March 8, 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 March 2017

  • Blog post

    South Sudan’s crisis is complex, but there’s a way out of war and fragility

    South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The violence was triggered by disagreements between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. Since then conflict has become widespread and has flared in previously peaceful regions. Atrocities are taking on an increasingly ethnic nature. With the very limited...

    February 7, 2017 | Sarah Logan, Peter Biar Ajak

  • Event

    Training for productivity workshop

    A three-day workshop took place from 22 to 25 February as a result of policy impact follow-up activities from an IGC project on management and productivity in Ghana's Civil Service. The Office of the Head of the Civil Service (OHCS) and Civil Service Training Centre (CSTC) teamed up to develop a training programme to feed back the results of this study into the Civil...

    22 February 2017

  • 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...

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

  • Publication - Project Report

    Background study for a strategy and policy framework to support the development of the construction and building materials industry in Mozambique

    The IGC built on its previous work and support to the Mozambican Ministry of Public Works to elaborate a background study for a detailed sector policy, including the identification and forms of articulation of key areas of intervention. The report suggests various policy strategies to overcome these barriers, including the establishment of an Inter-ministerial Forum of the...

    January 20, 2017 | Novella Maugeri, Rogerio Quintella, Vasco Nhabinde

  • Event

    IGC Public Lecture - Refuge: Transforming a broken refugee system

    DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 29 March, from 18:30 to 20:00 VENUE: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics This event is open to the public, no registration required. Presenting their new book on 29th March 2017 at the LSE,  Paul Collier and Alexander Betts will discuss how the world is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet...

    29 March 2017

  • Event

    South Sudanese Young Leaders Forum

    The South Sudanese Young Leaders Forum (SSYLF) held its first conference on 9th-10th January 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was supported by the International Growth Center (IGC), the United States Agency for International Development (USA/ID) and the World Bank; it brought together about 50 young leaders who reflected the diversity of the country and...

    9 January 2017

  • Blog post

    The inadequacy of South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment policy

    Vrinda Chopra analyses the detrimental effects of the BBBEE on smallholder farmers and cooperatives in South Africa. The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) of South Africa is a landmark policy for reversing the historical marginalisation of Black, Coloured and Indian people in the country. The policy outlines a scorecard that promotes non-white ownership,...

    January 5, 2017 | Vrinda Chopra