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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  • Intermediate cities: A missing piece in the climate... Oliver Harman

    Research and debate on climate change currently underestimate the importance of a key group of players: intermediate cities. Currently conversation and studies on climate...

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  • Intermediate cites and climate action: Driving... Oliver Harman

    In the first blog of this two-part series, it was argued that especially in low-income settings, intermediate cities, through strong rural-urban linkages, can provide an...

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  • SGB Evidence Fund

    Supporting the development of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in developing countries is key to enabling job creation and poverty alleviation. Although the evidence...

  • 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...

  • The growing concerns around vaccine hesitancy in India Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

    Vaccine hesitancy will prolong the return to normalcy, and abysmal figures such as a mere 10% having been fully vaccinated in India by early August of this year, are a wakeup...

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  • Can consumer incentive schemes enhance VAT revenue... Twivwe Siwale

    There has been a resurgence in the adoption of consumer incentive schemes within the realm of revenue collection in recent years, due in part to technological advancement,...

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