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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  • Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    24 February 2021

    Over 800 million people worldwide have no access to electricity. More than 8 out of 10 of them live in fragile states. Scaling up energy access is critical to power the...

  • How the pandemic can be a catalyst for city climate... Serge de Gheldere , Oliver Harman

    Recovering from the socioeconomic shock of COVID-19 will not be easy. Effective decisions on where to put investment will be the key to unlocking greater prosperity for...

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  • The value of a ‘seat at the table’: Elite... Mounir Mahmalat , Sami Atallah, Wassim Maktabi

    Elites in weak bureaucracies have ample incentives to interfere in public procurement. New research from Lebanon shows how billions of dollars in foreign infrastructure funding...

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  • Nutrition in India: A look at the policy... Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty

    With an aim to decrease malnutrition, India has implemented several nutrition interventions in the last half century, including the National Food Security Act 2013, NIPCCD,...

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  • Coping with COVID-19 measures in informal settlements Britta Augsburg, Alex Armand, Antonella Bancalari

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups of COVID-19 is thought to be the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health)...

  • 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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