The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research.

The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is majority funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Our model

Fundamentally, the IGC model is based on the recognition that building effective growth policies in developing countries requires more than imported solutions. Countries face a range of challenges that require new thinking, new evidence and a flow of new ideas.

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The International Growth Centre (IGC) is led by Executive Director, Jonathan Leape, in close collaboration with Directors Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public...

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