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  • Publication - Project Report

    Political change and crime reduction in Bihar

    March 24, 2017 | Clément Imbert, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Nishith Prakash

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Rewarding bureaucrats: Can incentives improve public sector performance?

    This brief synthesises lessons from the latest research on strategies to improve the performance of public sector workers, including government administrators and frontline service providers, such as teachers and health workers. The focus is on strategies for recruiting and motivating the public sector workforce.

    March 23, 2017 | Oriana Bandiera, Adnan Khan, Julia Tobias

  • Project

    Myanmar's remittance economy

    Economic challenges within Myanmar over the past half-century have led to a large emigration of workers to neighbouring countries such as Thailand. Here economic opportunities are greater, wages higher, and demand for less skilled labour larger – all acting as pull factors for migrants. As a result, Myanmar has become the largest migration source country in the Greater...

    March 22, 2017 | Randall Akee, Devesh Kapur

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Nourah Mehyar: The private sector's role in supporting fragile economies

    Nourah Mehyar, CEO of Nafith Logistics and Commissioner, explains how the private sector can support economic growth in countries facing fragility and conflict.

    March 22, 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Ngaire Woods: Why examine state fragility?

    Ngaire Woods, dean of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government, explains why a commission is needed to address growth in countries facing fragility and conflict.

    March 22, 2017

  • Blog post

    Women’s economic opportunities: What can South Asian countries learn from each other?

    When women make their own money – or even when they have the option to work for a fair wage – their health, power in the domestic sphere, and position in society all improve, and parents begin to invest more in the health and education of their daughters. A wide range of research from South Asia and across the world has shown this. For example, a study in India...

    March 22, 2017 | Charity Troyer Moore, Vestal McIntyre

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Donald Kaberuka: Why addressing fragility matters for development

    Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank, outlines three reasons why the work of the commission matters for global development.

    March 22, 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fragility Commission launch event (video)

    Full recording of the launch of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development on 16 March 2017 at an evening event at the LSE’s Shaw Library. Commission Chair and Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron opened the event with a speech. It also featured a talk from Professor Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), followed by a panel...

    March 22, 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    David Cameron: How can we help fragile states?

    David Cameron explains his interest in supporting fragile states and introduces the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    March 20, 2017

  • Blog post

    Getting India's women into the workforce: Time for a smart approach

    In this article, Rohini Pande, the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, contends that raising India’s stubbornly low rate of female labour force participation will require behavioural interventions that address social norms. Between 1990 and 2015, India’s real GDP (gross domestic product) per capita grew from US$375 to US$1572, but its...

    March 20, 2017 | Rohini Pande