The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.

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Highlights

  • Ideas Matter: Why does democracy matter for growth? Jamie Green

    According to Freedom House, some African nations, such as Ethiopia and Angola, made important strides toward becoming democracies in 2019, but overall progress on the continent...

    Blog Post
  • Rethinking regulations: Informal settlements in the... Astrid Haas, Victoria Delbridge

    Informal settlements, given their high densities and lacking water and sanitation infrastructure, are potential hotspots for the spread of pandemics like COVID-19. To remedy...

    Blog Post
  • Policies to address COVID-19’s impact on...

    6 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted livelihoods in Africa by reducing earnings and limiting economic activity. Among the hardest hit economically are informal...

    Event
  • Do social assistance programmes reach the poor?... Nidhi Parekh, Oriana Bandiera

    Governments around the world rely on social assistance to reduce poverty, but the poorest are left behind. There has been a sharp reduction in global poverty over the past...

    Publication
  • The dangers of not knowing enough about... Osman Siddiqi, Ayesha Shahid

    The Government of Pakistan has begun publishing gender-disaggregated data on COVID-19 at a national level. One graph on the government’s Covid-19 website illustrates that men...

    Blog Post
  • How COVID-19 has affected Lagos traders: Findings... Hakeem Bishi, Shelby Grossman, Meredith Startz

    Traders had virtually zero revenue during Lagos State’s month-long lockdown. Since Lagos partially re-opened on 4 May 2020, most traders have returned to their...

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