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    Statement on arrest of Peter Biar Ajak

    We are deeply concerned to hear of the arrest on unspecified charges of Peter Biar Ajak. Peter Biar is a well-respected South Sudanese economist who has relentlessly supported the cause of peace and reconciliation in South Sudan. He is South Sudan Senior Advisor for the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and University of...

    30 Jul 2018

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    New approach needed for countries caught in ‘fragility trap’, says Commission chaired by former UK Prime Minister

    Greater attention should be paid to delivering basic security and jobs in states affected by conflict and instability, according to a new report from the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, chaired by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron and co-chaired by Dr Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank, and Dr Adnan Khan,...

    18 Apr 2018

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    Fragility Commission Chair David Cameron testifies before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    On 13 March 2018, David Cameron testified before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the need for the international community to change how it delivers aid to fragile states. His testimony previewed some of the key recommendations from the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, which he is chairing. Speaking before Committee...

    14 Mar 2018

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    International Growth Centre awarded funding for research supporting Indian policymakers in alleviating poverty

    The International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has been awarded a $4.2 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new programme helping researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking sustainable poverty alleviation in India. The three-year programme, Building evidence, evaluation capacity...

    2 Nov 2017

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    In first visit to Bangladesh, David Cameron discusses country’s growth at IGC roundtable

    On 27 April, during his first visit to Bangladesh, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by IGC Bangladesh on State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress in Dhaka. The roundtable aimed to understand and draw lessons from the ‘Bangladesh paradox’ – a term illustrating that despite weak political...

    15 May 2017