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    Building demand for affordable latrines is key for sanitation in India, shows new research by the International Growth Centre

    The Indian Government’s long-running latrine construction programme has been the almost exclusive focus of sanitation policy in India. However, research funded by the International Growth Centre suggests that this will do little to improve public hygiene unless the Government addresses lack of demand for affordable latrines in Indian villages.

    28 Apr 2015

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    IGC cited in European Commission report on food security

    IGC research has been cited extensively in a European Commission report on food security in the context of the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and...

    4 Mar 2015

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    IGC research informs UN and World Bank responses to the Ebola epidemic

    Two new United Nations reports use IGC research to inform their response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa

    23 Feb 2015

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    Ed Glaeser and Gharad Bryan appointed as IGC Research Programme Directors

    We are pleased to announce that Ed Glaeser and Gharad Bryan have been appointed as Research Programme Directors for the IGC Cities research programme. Research Programme Directors are world-leading specialists who lead the IGC's four research programmes: state, firms, cities, and energy. The cities research programme explores how the location of economic activity matters...

    19 Feb 2015

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    Reward Pakistani tax collectors to boost their performance, says new IGC film

    Salary incentives for tax collectors could significantly increase the amount of taxes raised in Pakistan, according to a new film released by the International Growth Centre (IGC). The IGC’s latest film, Taxing Pakistan: How to motivate civil servants, shows the results of a ‘pay for performance’ scheme that was tested in Punjab, Pakistan. IGC-funded researchers...

    19 Jan 2015