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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  • Matter of Pride: Engendering LGBTQ+ inclusivity in... Julia Liborio, Nikita Sharma

    As countries around the world celebrate Pride in June and reflect on the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ communities, this blog presents ways in which research can be more inclusive...

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  • Online BREAD conference on the economics of Africa

    7 July 2021

    We are pleased to announce the BREAD Conference on the Economics of Africa, hosted by the International Growth Centre and co-organized with the African Economic Research...

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    Cash transfers as COVID-19 relief: Evidence from Ghana Dean Karlan, Matt Lowe, Robert Darko Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Ben Roth, Chris Udry

    Well-targeted mobile money transfer programmes can be an effective policy tool to smooth consumption during pandemics, especially among the neediest populations. The COVID-19...

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  • Does climate change cause conflict? Emilie Yam

    A growing body of evidence suggests there are strong links between climate and conflict in both developed and developing countries. The effects of climate change, such as...

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  • Building climate-responsive social protection Shahid Vaziralli

    As climate-related natural disasters occur with increasing frequency, disproportionally impacting poorer countries, robust social protection systems will become ever more...

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  • Can growth truly be sustainable? Matthieu Teachout

    A sustainable approach to growth provides economic opportunities for the poor, builds resilience, and prepares low-income countries for the impacts of climate change while...

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