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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

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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