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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

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    New book examines solutions to the South Sudan conflict

    A new book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the South Sudan conflict – what contributed to it and what is needed to end it. The Struggle for South Sudan: Challenges of Security and State Formation discusses realistic solutions to the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. The book, sponsored by the London School of Economics and...

    19 Feb 2019

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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