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    IGC highlights 2014

    Throughout the past year, the IGC's 15 Country Programmes and 4 Research Programmes, as well as our events and online engagement, have helped generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Many of our Ideas for Growth have had a significant impact upon policy discussions in developing countries and beyond and have influenced the thinking of...

    22 Dec 2014

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    New World Bank report highlights IGC research

    A new World Bank report uses IGC research to call for redesign of development policy. The World Bank’s influential World Development Report 2015 calls on the development community to shift its focus and supports this proposal with findings from IGC research on improving the performance and retention of effective civil servants. The works by Oriana Bandiera, Research...

    11 Dec 2014

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    Paul Collier wins British Academy President’s Medal

    We’re delighted to announce that IGC Director Professor Sir Paul Collier has been awarded the 2014 President’s Medal by the British Academy for “his pioneering contribution in bringing ideas from research in to policy within the field of African economics.” The President’s Medals are awarded annually, and recognise service to the cause of the humanities and...

    27 Nov 2014

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    Open letter to the United Nations

    H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017 14th November 2014 Dear Secretary-General, In the coming weeks negotiations to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for eradicating poverty will begin. We urge you to champion the cause of economic growth as the foundation stone for achieving...

    21 Nov 2014

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    The Economic Impact of Ebola – November 2014 Report

    The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has generated global alarm, but while the policy response has, so far, rightly focused on the public health challenge, attention is now turning to the economic consequences which may add further to the damage caused by the disease itself. The Government of Sierra Leone and its development partners must have valid, credible data...

    13 Nov 2014