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    Closing the gender gap: Health, education and economic opportunities

    In India, the gender gap has widened in the recent past. According to the Global Gender Gap (GGG) Report for 2018, the country holds the 108th position for its overall gender gap and 147th on the parameter of health and survival rate. Also, India has been experiencing a trend of de-feminisation of the workforce since the mid-2000s. To stimulate thoughts on this...

    6–7 December 2019

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    Call for Papers - Conference on Firms, Trade and Development

    The IGC and the Stanford King Center on Global Development will be hosting a one-day conference at Stanford on December 5th on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” The event will be organized by David Atkin (MIT), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Meredith Startz (Stanford), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) and Chris Woodruff...

    5 December 2019

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    IGC and Stanford University conference on firms, trade and development

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Stanford King Center on Global Development will be hosting a one-day conference at Stanford on December 5th on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” The event will be organised by David Atkin (MIT), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Meredith Startz (Stanford), Eric Verhoogen...

    5 December 2019

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    Special Economic Zones: Can they create jobs and grow the economy?

    A special economic zone, or SEZ, can be defined as ‘a region within a country that has a different set of regulations designed to increase production’. SEZ’s have become a popular instrument to achieve certain developmental ends after the successes achieved in particular by Taiwan, Mauritius and China. Within otherwise fragile economic areas, in particular, they can...

    14 November 2019

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    Can Special Economic Zones drive growth in urbanising Africa?

    As urban population growth in Africa continues to surge, so too does unemployment, informality and the growing bulge of disgruntled youth. A staggering two-thirds of the investments in urban infrastructure required to support these populations by 2050, are yet to be made, or $93 billion per year. Special Economic Zones, or SEZ’s, have become a popular instrument to try...

    13 November 2019