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

  • Green jobs as drivers of growth in African cities

    28 October 2021

    The rapid rate of urbanisation ongoing in developing countries presents a complex and urgent set of challenges for cities to accommodate future jobs, housing and other public...

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  • Sustainable cities

    Evidence and insights on key issues related to delivering sustainable cities to mark Urban October.

  • Diversifying economics: Resources for Black and... Rahma Ahmed, Rania Nasir, Nikita Sharma

    This post has been updated recently on 14 October 2021. Over 2011-2017, the top 20 economic departments in the US awarded PhDs to only 15 Black students. In 2017, only 0.6%...

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  • Annual Report 2020-2021

    The 2020-2021 period was one fundamentally shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the work of IGC and its in-country partners. The IGC delivered...

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  • IGC evidence paper – Firms, trade, and productivity David Atkin, Dave Donaldson, Imran Rasul, Matthieu Teachout, Eric Verhoogen, Christopher Woodruff

    Productivity growth is the driving force behind economic development. A large development accounting literature has shown that much of the difference in income per capita...

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  • IGC research funding information sessions

    2 September 2021

    In preparation for the next IGC call for proposals, we are hosting a webinar series in August to provide information to potential applicants about the type of research projects...

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