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  • 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

  • Project

    Religion and politics in India

    Religious inequality and discrimination targeting religious groups is a particularly important issue in many developing countries such as India. Unequal access to resources may translate into resentment and fuel conflict. Similarly, religious identity and inequality may perpetuate discrimination acting as a harbinger for future violence. Religious identity may also...

    14 Jun 2017 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Event

    Workshop on jobs in Sierra Leone

    IGC Sierra Leone hosted a workshop focused on jobs and inclusive growth on 6th June, in collaboration with DFID Sierra Leone. The workshop directly addressed the question "How do we raise the incomes of the poor in Sierra Leone?" and provided an opportunity for policymakers and donors to engage with the latest evidence on labour market interventions to ensure their...

    6 June 2017

  • Event

    Workshop on the political effects of programmatic development policy

    IGC India Bihar will host a workshop to disseminate the results found from the study "The political effects of programmatic development policy: can Bihar break the clientelist trap?". Jonathan Phillip (PI on the project) will present the findings of this study during the event. The main aim of the study was to understand how the Bihar government’s reforms since 2005...

    22 July 2017

  • Event

    Workshop on the impact of community mobilisation on land rights governance

    IGC India Bihar will host a workshop on Saturday 15 July to disseminate the results found from the study ‘The impact of community mobilisation on land rights governance: evidence from a homestead land entitlement initiative in Gaya District of Bihar India’ to policymakers and other local stakeholders. Andre Joshua Nickow and Sanjay Kumar (PIs on the project) will...

    15 July 2017

  • Project

    IGC India Central synthesis papers

    Since its inception in 2009, the IGC has funded more than 200 economic research projects in India on a wide variety of policy relevant topics. The vast knowledge generated through these projects has been synthesised in three recent IGC working papers on health, governance and public service delivery, and financial inclusion which can be downloaded below.

    31 May 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Vikas Dimble, Nidhiya Menon, Nirvikar Singh

  • Publication - Synthesis paper

    Financial inclusion - Concepts, issues and policies for India

    31 May 2017 | Nirvikar Singh

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Health policy, health outcomes, and economic growth - Lessons from India

    31 May 2017 | Vikas Dimble, Nidhiya Menon