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  • Event

    Fragility Commission 2nd Evidence Session: Building legitimate government

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s second evidence session will take place at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 8 June 2017 and will be focused on the topic of building legitimate government. In fragile and conflict situations, government has little legitimacy with citizens. This both constrains what government can effectively do, and the ability to...

    8 June 2017

  • News Item

    In first visit to Bangladesh, David Cameron discusses country’s growth at IGC roundtable

    On 27 April, during his first visit to Bangladesh, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by IGC Bangladesh on State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress in Dhaka. The roundtable aimed to understand and draw lessons from the ‘Bangladesh paradox’ – a term illustrating that despite weak political...

    15 May 2017

  • Event

    State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) Bangladesh Programme hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress’ on 27 April 2017 in Dhaka with Former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron. The roundtable was chaired by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Founder & Executive Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). The IGC...

    27 April 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Betty Bigombe: Security & conflict witness statement

    Betty Bigombe (Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank, 2014-2016) speaks about her experiences working in conflict prevention and reconstruction, and advocates for focusing more resources and support for the victims of conflict. Her statement was given via video at the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's first evidence session, which focused on...

    8 May 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Fragility Commission evidence session 1: Security & conflict

    The opening statements from the first evidence session of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. The first session focused on 'Establishing security and reducing conflict' and features contributions from: UN Under Secretary-General Jamal Benomar, Major General J M Cowan CBE DSO, Jean-Marie Guéhenno (International Crisis Group), and Major...

    8 May 2017

  • Publication - Project Report

    Recruitment, motivation, and retention effects of teacher performance pay

    2 May 2017 | Andrew Zeitlin, Clare Leaver, Pieter Serneels, Owen Ozier

  • Publication - Project Report

    Election debates: Scoping for scale up

    2 May 2017 | Rachel Glennerster

  • Publication - Project Report

    An analysis of discrepancies in tax declarations submitted under value-added tax in Uganda

    2 May 2017 | Miguel Almunia, Francois Gerard, Jonas Hjort

  • 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

  • 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