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

  • What a rapidly urbanising Africa can learn from... Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Nicolas Lippolis

    The parallels between Africa and China’s urbanisation trajectories could offer policymakers potential policy design lessons to learn from. For example, some of China’s...

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  • The growing concern around violence against women... Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

    Violence against women is rampant in India, hinders educational attainment and earnings potential, and has significant economic and social costs. COVID-19 has exposed the fault...

    Blog Post
  • Amman’s COVID-19 urban response: Lessons and outlook

    7 December 2020

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) host a webinar that examines the response of Amman to the spread of COVID-19 and provides...

    Event
  • Jobs in a crisis: Principles of effective public... Jonathan Bower, Adia Umulisa, Twivwe Siwale, Veronica Masubo, Joevas Asare, Clément Imbert

    This brief outlines the role of public employment programmes (PEPs) in overall economic crisis response with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment has spiked...

    Publication
  • Data for decision making in the COVID-19 crisis Zeeshan Abedin, Emanuele Brancati, Victoria Delbridge, Sebastian Kriticos, Hina Shaikh

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. For governments to respond effectively, policymakers need quality data on the prevalence of the virus and its various...

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

    Over 2011-2017, the top 20 economic departments in the US awarded PhDs to only 15 Black students. In 2017, only 0.6% of the doctorates in economics and 2% of the undergraduate...

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