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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

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    The economic costs of the Ebola crisis are falling most heavily on the informal sector in Sierra Leone

    Two new reports from the World Bank Group and the IGC reveal that informal economic activity in Sierra Leone has been depressed by the Ebola outbreak. Late rains delayed the harvest but food prices are following normal seasonal trends. The World Bank report, produced in collaboration with Statistics Sierra Leone, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the IGC, shows a...

    13 Jan 2015