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    New study shows pandemic’s toll on jobs, businesses, and food security in developing countries

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists that includes researchers from LSE’s International Growth Centre (IGC). The study, published 5 February in the journal Science Advances, provides an in-depth...

    8 Feb 2021

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    Dr Shaibal Gupta, IGC India’s Bihar programme head has passed away

    Dr Shaibal Gupta, IGC India’s Bihar programme head, sadly passed away on 28th January 2021. He was one of India’s pre-eminent social scientists, widely regarded as the leading expert on the economics and politics of Bihar. Dr Gupta was the founder of the Asian Development Research Institute, a respected think tank that has contributed enormously to the prominent role...

    29 Jan 2021

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    UK Research and Innovation awards IGC £1 million for COVID-19 economic evidence

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund has awarded the IGC £1 million for economic studies focused on post-lockdown recovery and the effectiveness of COVID-19 policy interventions in Africa and South Asia. With this funding, the IGC will deliver around 30 research studies across nine of...

    11 Dec 2020

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    IGC in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) stands in solidarity with our black colleagues and with the black community in the US and throughout the world, within the IGC and beyond. We take this moment to reaffirm our commitment to challenging systemic racism whenever and wherever we find it. While the focus is on the US and the horrific killing of George Floyd, there is...

    4 Jun 2020

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    New grant from The Rockefeller Foundation supports efforts to better address state fragility

    The Rockefeller Foundation has extended its philanthropic support to the International Growth Centre (IGC) with a grant of $250,000 to support the IGC’s new policy initiative, Reducing State Fragilities, which aims to build on the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development by taking its recommendations into practice. A previous $900,000 grant from...

    3 Jun 2020