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    Leaving no one behind: Vulnerable communities need smarter strategies to adapt to a changing climate future

    The effects of climate change are felt more keenly by poor communities already facing the double burden of poverty and low development. Thus, climate change policies must be created keeping their unique vulnerabilities in mind and help them build resilience. In the first part of this blog series, we explored energy transition, market integration, and leveraging finance as...

    10 Nov 2020 | Joevas Asare


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    Not their burden alone: Global cooperation is key to helping developing countries mitigate climate shocks

    Over the next decade, fast-growing developing nations will contribute to the bulk of the increase in energy consumption. However, the responsibility of adopting sustainable growth does not – and cannot – fall on them alone. A global shift towards more sustainable growth needs innovative and responsive policies that can only be implemented with international...

    10 Nov 2020 | Joevas Asare


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    Adopt an Enhanced Revenue Mobilisation System to increase IGFs

    The economic disruptions of COVID-19 have put local government revenue in Ghana in a dire state. James Dzansi, IGC Country Economist in Ghana, argues that local governments must urgently adopt the digital Enhanced Revenue Management System to increase their capacities to deliver essential services to their citizens.  The local governments must stand up to the challenge....

    5 Nov 2020 | James Dzansi


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    The case for scaling up renewable energy investments in fragile and conflict-affected situations

    The impressive drop in the cost of clean technologies and the local practical potential of solar PV are making renewable energy an increasingly viable option from an economic perspective in fragile settings. Clean energy investment also has direct implications for tackling climate change, improving the socioeconomic inclusion of marginalised groups, and state-building –...

    4 Nov 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto , Nicholas Stern, Charlotte Taylor


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    Sierra Leone locked down early to contain COVID-19, but at a high price

    Sierra Leone locked down early and appears to have COVID-19 under control. But the country has paid a very high economic price, with the vast majority of people missing meals or eating less. Researchers warn that if the virus begins to spread again, these sacrifices may be hard to justify and replicate. In the fight against COVID-19, we are in the same storm but in...

    2 Nov 2020 | Julio S. Solís Arce, Macartan Humphreys, Niccoló Meriggi, Maarten Voors, Emilie Yam


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    Devolve more power to cities: they will need it more than ever

    Cities with devolved powers can react more quickly to the pandemic. But many don’t have the control they need to respond to shocks. Astrid R.N. Haas and Shahrukh Wani (International Growth Centre) argue that a reluctance by central governments to devolve power is holding them back. COVID-19, like every single pandemic in the last 30 years, started in a city and...

    28 Oct 2020 | Astrid Haas, Shahrukh Wani


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    Why we don’t know the real number of COVID-19 deaths in Africa

    The number of COVID-19 deaths is surprisingly low in Africa. Could the 'excess deaths' on the continent be hiding a different reality? According to the African Centre for Disease Control, the total confirmed COVID-19 deaths for Africa has now reached over 41,200 – a staggeringly low number compared to the total deaths in other regions. Experts agree, however, that the...

    26 Oct 2020 | Emilie Yam


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    COVID-19 and informality in sub-Saharan Africa: Containing an economic crisis

    Containment measures prevent informal workers from sustaining an income. Policies that support the informal sector are required to prevent an economic crisis. Informal employment involves working arrangements that are not subject to the protection of national labour legislation, income taxation, or entitlement to social protection or certain other employment benefits (see...

    20 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel, Camilla Sacchetto


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    How to increase the value of COVID-19 data: Lessons and reflections from PAD’s multi-country survey

    How can researchers ensure that data collection in the midst of a pandemic is worth the time and effort? As the COVID-19 pandemic gathered pace in mid-March, Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) launched a rapid, multi-country phone survey to monitor the impact of the disease on our end-users. We were not the only ones with this idea, however. Convenience surveys...

    14 Oct 2020 | Hannah Timmis, Maya Woser