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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  • What happens after the lockdown ends? Lessons from... Imran Rasul, Markus Goldstein, Niklas Buehren

    There have now been over 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world, with the number of deaths moving towards 350,000. Policymakers in many countries have responded...

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  • Policymaking in uncertain times: Smart containment... Astrid Haas, Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja

    Policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic are being implemented with very limited information. There is already some evidence, however, that the longer lockdowns last, the more...

  • The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in... Matthieu Teachout, Celine Zipfel

    This brief quantifies the direct and immediate impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on people’s livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa: Using new data on income streams under...

  • Responding to COVID-19 in fragile states: The case... Abou Bakarr Kamara

    Lessons from the Ebola outbreak supported a prompt response. A financing gap undermines efforts, requiring adaptive coordination among stakeholders. Sierra Leone was the last...

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  • The shadow pandemic: Gender-based violence and COVID-19 Jessica Caroline Young, Camron Aref-Adib

    Increases in gender-based violence during lockdowns, labelled the “shadow pandemic” by the UN, threaten the lives and livelihoods of women and girls in Africa’s largest...

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  • Rwanda’s response to COVID-19 and future challenges Jonathan Bower, Derek Apell, Anna Twum, Umulisa Adia

    Containment efforts have been effective; however, an impending global recession means the economic impacts of the pandemic will continue to be felt. In Rwanda, as of 19 May...

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