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    Under COVID-19 lockdowns, 32 million Africans would be severely food deprived, says new research

    After an eight-week lockdown, 168 million people would no longer afford the amount of food they were consuming pre-COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, indicates new International Growth Centre (IGC) research. The IGC study indicates that in their current forms, and if implemented for eight weeks, lockdowns in sub-Saharan Africa could lead almost 32 million people, including...

    11 May 2020

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    Low income countries need different lockdowns to prevent severe deprivation and hunger, say top economists and health experts

    In low income countries, containment strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19 need to ensure people can still earn a living and access food, warn pre-eminent economists and health experts convened by the International Growth Centre (IGC). Low income countries, which have moved fast to introduce lockdowns similar to those in developed countries, risk causing acute hunger...

    4 May 2020

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    Treating electricity as a right is detrimental to expanding access

    To expand access to electricity, governments in low-income countries should treat electricity as a private good, not a right, a new publication argues. It is a widespread belief in developing countries that electricity is a right to be enjoyed by all citizens. In practice, this social norm regularly results in customers not paying their electricity bills, stealing...

    9 Sep 2019

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    Leading economic institutes join hands to bridge research-policy gap

    The Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago and the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics collaborate to better communicate evidence-based research for informed decision-making. Economics is crucial to addressing issues that challenge India’s ability to grow faster, sustainably, and inclusively. With the common mandate to...

    19 Jul 2019

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    IGC’s Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul win prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award

    The Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and European Economic Association (EEA) are awarding the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics to Oriana Bandiera, IGC Steering Group Member and Research Programme Director for State (LSE), and Imran Rasul, IGC Research Programme Director for Firms (University College London). The award, considered the most prestigious award in...

    8 Apr 2019