Posts tagged as: Sub-thematic summary

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    Trade: A summary of IGC research

    As rates of globalisation increase in most developing countries, trade openness and foreign market access have become even more important determinants of growth. Trade offers crucial opportunities for increases in productivity and job creation, as well as for igniting sustainable inclusive growth. At the same time, increased integration raises the penalties of inefficient...

    19 Feb 2020 | Siddhartha Basu

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    Female labour force participation: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on female labour force participation over the past 10 years. Despite substantial increases in female labour force participation across the world in the last century, the global labour force participation for women stands at 49% in 2018, 27 percentage points below that of men.  The slower decline in women’s...

    30 Sep 2019 | Sivakami Sivakumar , Sudhanshu Sharma

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    Civil service reform: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on civil service reform over the past 10 years. Governments are the main provider of services such as health, education, infrastructure, and property rights in most developing countries. Improving productivity and performance of the public sector is therefore important in supporting effective service delivery and...

    27 Sep 2019 | Robert Lee

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    Transport and infrastructure: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on transport and infrastructure over the past 10 years. Transport and infrastructure are fundamental aspects in economic development. By lowering movement costs, improving transport and infrastructure help stimulate inclusive economic growth. However, the nuanced effects of transport and infrastructure projects...

    23 Sep 2019 |

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    Management practices in the private sector: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on management practices in the private sector over the past 10 years. The substantial productivity differences between workers and firms in developed and developing countries have long interested development economists. Unexplained productivity gaps are a major focus for economists seeking to explain the severe...

    23 Sep 2019 | Walter Brown

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    Energy: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on energy over the past 10 years. Access to reliable and affordable energy, as enunciated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, is at the core of IGC’s research on energy. Achieving reliable, widespread access to electricity will be transformative for many developing countries. It has significant effects on...

    10 Sep 2019 | Rayner Tabetando

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    Taxation: A summary of IGC research

    This sub-thematic summary highlights the IGC’s research on taxation over the past 10 years. Effective taxation systems are essential for enabling governments, at all levels, to generate the revenues needed to finance the services, infrastructure, and investment necessary to drive economic growth. Despite their importance, however, tax systems are often a neglected...

    6 Sep 2019 | Moussa Saab