The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research.

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Highlights

  • Reinvigorating Yemen’s electricity system:...

    The power generation system in Yemen is in a very poor state and urgently needs to be resuscitated.  Achieving this will require switching to cheaper and renewable energy...

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  • Learning from Lagos

    How a "lite" rapid transit system in the Nigerian city transformed commuting. In many emerging cities, public transit is informal and unregulated. Considerable quality of...

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  • Working in a greener world: Tackling climate change...

    In the run up to World Cities Day and COP26, we take stock of the current predicaments of sub-Saharan African cities vis-à-vis sustainable growth needs, and the role that...

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  • Not by growth alone: The salience of redistribution... Rohini Pande, Nils Enevoldsen

    Recent studies posit that the per capita incomes of developing countries are at last on track to catch up to those of industrialised countries as policies and institutions...

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  • Carbon credits where credits are due: How Rwanda... Daniel Scheerooren, Ingo Puhl, Frederic Gagnon-Lebrun, Ashish Kumar, Adia Umulisa, Jonathan Bower

    Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure is working with the private sector to scale up electric mobility in Rwanda. Rwanda-based electric motorbike company Ampersand, is seeking...

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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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