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    IGC appoints Professor Parikshit Ghosh as new Editor-in-Chief for Ideas for India

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Parikshit Ghosh as the new Editor-in-Chief for Ideas for India (I4I), IGC’s key platform for contributing to the policy discourse in India.   With the full support of I4I’s Editorial Board, Prof Ghosh succeeds founding Editor-in-Chief Prof Ashok Kotwal who sadly passed away in...

    28 Jun 2022


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    Remembering Herbert M’cleod

    We are deeply sad to announce the passing of IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia Country Director Herbert M’cleod on 19 May 2022. Herbert played a leading role in developing the International Growth Centre (IGC) programme in Sierra Leone, and later our combined programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and served as an IGC advisor on state fragility and natural resource...

    23 May 2022


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    In memory of Professor Ashok Kotwal

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ideas for India’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Ashok Kotwal on 28 April 2022. Prof Kotwal played an integral role in founding Ideas for India (I4I) in 2012, IGC’s key platform for contributing to the policy discourse in India. He also served as the Lead Academic for IGC’s India Bihar programme from 2015-2017, which...

    10 May 2022


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    DFI Fragility Forum 2022

    The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum convened on 3-4 May 2022 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, with participation of 25 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), as well as official agencies and shareholder representatives. The Forum was co-organised by the African Development Bank, British International Investment, the International Finance...

    6 May 2022


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    Preventing mass starvation in Afghanistan: A letter to the international community

    We, the Council on State Fragility, call on the international community to not abandon the people of Afghanistan and to take urgent action to prevent mass starvation over the coming winter months.   Forty years of war, recurrent natural disasters, chronic poverty, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic have had a devastating impact on the people of Afghanistan. The world...

    1 Dec 2021


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    Statement from the Council on State Fragility about Sudan

    The IGC’s Council on State Fragility is deeply concerned about the military takeover in Sudan and the dissolution of the country’s transitional power-sharing government. The actions by security agencies are in direct violation of Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration and Sudanese citizens’ desire for peace, justice, democracy, and economic development. The...

    27 Oct 2021


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    Study finds COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low- and middle-income countries than in richer countries

    Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%).  The study provides one of the first...

    19 Jul 2021


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    Remembering Patrick Musoke

    The IGC is saddened to learn that Patrick Musoke passed away on Thursday, 17 June 2021 in Kampala. Patrick Musoke was Deputy Director of Strategy Management and Business Development at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), and a long-standing Policy Affiliate of the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative. As Deputy Director of Strategy at KCCA, he played a...

    21 Jun 2021


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    Using artificial intelligence to map African cities to improve services and infrastructure at low cost

    Technology used to map Lusaka, Zambia is replicable in other African cities to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion. Leading organisations Ordnance Survey (OS), the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) are responding to the challenges associated with urban growth, and the availability of...

    26 May 2021


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    The passing of Professor Benno Ndulu

    The IGC is saddened to learn that Professor Benno Ndulu passed away yesterday 22 February 2021 in Tanzania. Professor Ndulu was an IGC Senior Advisor and Visiting Professor at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. He led the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) from 2008 to 2018. As Governor, he transformed the institution, championing transparency and robust economic research...

    23 Feb 2021