Growth Week 2010

The IGC extends a warm thanks to all who attended Growth Week 2010.

Our largest conference since the IGC was initiated, Growth Week brought together over thirty policy makers from Africa and South Asia with leading academics from the US, Latin America and Europe for seminars, workshops and public discussions. A broad range of key growth issues for low income countries were debated – from microfinance, natural resources and education reform to urbanisation, firm productivity and trade.

Country sessions covered IGC partners Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Leading academics including Paul Romer, Ricardo Hausmann and Michael Kremer presented new research on agricultural revolution, trade models and education systems.

Delegates included representatives from the UNDP, UNIDO, the World Bank, the IMF, and IFPRI.



Country Session: Tanzania

The Tanzania country session at Growth Week 2010 focused on research results from IGC Tanzania’s first year. Attendees: John Page Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution and Country Director, IGC Tanzania Charles Mutalemwa Former Permanent Secretary of the Planning Commission, Tanzania and Country Resident Director, IGC Tanzania Christopher Adam Reader in Development Economics, Oxford University and Lead Academic, IGC Tanzania Stephen O’Connell Eugene M. Lang Research Professor, Swarthmore College Joseph Masawe Director, Economic Research and Policy, Bank of Tanzania David Bevan Emeritus Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford University Maria Ana Lugo ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Oxford University Mugisha Kamugisha Tanzania Revenue Authority.

Country Session: Pakistan

A collection of presentations from Growth Week.

The session comprised:

  • Ijaz Nabi, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Country Director, IGC Pakistan
  • Naved Hamid, Lahore School of Economics and Resident Country Director, IGC Pakistan
  • Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government and Lead Academic, IGC Pakistan
  • Ali Cheema, Associate Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Lead Academic, IGC Pakistan “Introduction to the IGC Pakistan Country Strategy”
  • Adnan Khan, Research Network Director, IGC
  • Shamail Khawaja, Secretary Excise and Taxation, Government of Punjab, Pakistan “Provincial Resource Mobilization Challenges”
  • Sohaib Khan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Javaid Aslam, Chairman Planning and Development Board, Government of Punjab, Pakistan “Disaster Management: Challenges of Coordination and Accountability”
  • Ahsan Iqbal, Member of National Assembly, Pakistan
  • Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
  • Haroon Sharif, Senior Regional Advisor (South Asia), Department for International Development “Human Capital: Education and Skills”