Posts tagged as: International


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    The impacts of climate change on human wellbeing in developing countries

    Climate change is the central challenge facing the world today. With rising temperatures, increasing extreme weather events and other climate catastrophes, it is but essential to urgently usher in a green growth paradigm. Developing countries are set to face the brunt of the climate crisis and need international support to move towards sustainability without compromising on...

    29 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma


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    Firms and environment: Exposure to pollution, search for lenient certification, and credit defaults in developing countries

    The IGC co-hosted the LSE Environment Week from 19-23 September and invited researchers to present their works in progress on environment and firm challenges in developing countries.  Firms are one of the engines of economic growth in a country. In the growth process, firms have not only just contributed to environmental degradation but also suffered from increasing...

    23 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma


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    Energy and environment: Theft, benefits, misallocation, and collusion challenges in developing countries

    The IGC co-hosted the LSE Environment Week from 19-23 September and invited researchers to present their works in progress on environment and energy challenges in developing countries.  Energy access is key for economic development with electricity being one the most common forms of energy driving productivity. Yet, its access in developing countries is mired in...

    22 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma


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    Call for papers: IGC-WB-GWU Young Urban Economist Workshop

    The World Bank, the International Growth Centre (IGC), and George Washington University (GWU) will convene a Young Urban Economist Workshop as part of their annual Urbanisation and Poverty Reduction Conference. The conference will take place at the World Bank, Washington DC, from 30 to 31 January 2023, with the Young Urban Economist Workshop occurring on 31 January....

    30 November 2022


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    How DFIs can better invest in low growth countries

    Low growth countries struggle with persistent and extreme poverty and uncertainty about the ability of the private sector to grow. This makes new thinking in development finance crucial to support growth in these countries. The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum was held in Oxford 3-4 May 2022. Each year, the conference brings together senior leadership from many of the...

    14 Sep 2022 | Colin Buckley


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    The impacts of climate change on human wellbeing in developing countries

    https://youtu.be/V9TeRsrrzRc Climate change is already increasing global temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and resulting in more frequent and severe floods and droughts. Developing countries are most vulnerable to climate change, which can aggravate the effects of poverty and rapid urbanisation. Without effective policies for adaptation and mitigation, climate...

    22 September 2022


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    Addressing the sustainable urbanisation challenge in developing countries

    https://youtu.be/w7ml64bTDnI You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Addressing the sustainable urbanisation challenge in developing countries The rapid rate of urbanisation ongoing in developing countries presents a complex and urgent set of challenges for cities to accommodate service demands and future jobs of the urban population....

    22 September 2022


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    The development bargain: Why elites gamble on growth

    https://youtu.be/d7TCmKfqnGU In the last 30 years, the developing world has undergone tremendous changes. Overall, poverty has fallen, people live longer and healthier lives, and economies have been transformed. Why have some countries prospered, while others have failed? Stefan Dercon argues that the answer lies in a key ‘development bargain’, whereby a...

    29 September 2022


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    How to deal with exchange rate risk in infrastructure and other long-lived projects

    Currency risk remains a significant deterrent to foreign investment flows to developing and emerging economies, particularly for long-duration infrastructure investments. Given the nature of such long-term investments, that take place in non-tradable sectors for which natural hedge is unlikely, hedging instruments are frequently costly, if at all available. Thus, either the...

    11 Aug 2022 | Claudio Frischtak, Luciano de Castro, Arthur M. Rodrigues


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    IGC-Stanford conference on firms, trade and development

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Stanford King Center on Global Development are hosting a two-day conference on November 3-4, 2022 on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” This event is hosted by David Atkin (MIT), Matilde Bombardini (Berkeley), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Imran Rasul (UCL), Meredith...

    3–4 November 2022