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    Paths to urbanisation: Comparing the stories of Chinese and African cities

    China has generated some of the most impressive urbanisation stories the world has ever seen. Since the early 1980s, more than 300 million rural migrants have moved to Chinese cities, as opportunities in urban areas have driven economic modernisation that has lifted more than 680 million people out of poverty.  Some of the urbanisation challenges China faced nearly 40...

    29 October 2019

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    Artisanal and small scale mining sector: Challenges and opportunities

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) is hosting a regional event on the challenges and opportunities for the artisanal and small scale mining sector at 8:30am on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 at the Sierra Lighthouse, Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone . Artisanal and Small-scale mining continues to provide jobs and livelihood support to millions of people in many...

    24 September 2019

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    IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth

    When: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Where: Inspire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi The IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth presents and discusses frontier research from IGC and LSE economists examining key components of inclusive economic growth in India. Specifically, the conference is organised by sessions on the...

    10 September 2019

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    Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

    On 9th September, IGC Cities and Cities that Work are co-hosting the 6th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference. The conference will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to People, Markets and Cities. In particular, the conference will focus on effective land, housing, transport and local labour market...

    9–10 September 2019

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    Ideas for India panel discussion on financing development in India

    When: 6:30 - 8:00pm, Monday, 9 September Where: Desire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi One of the key challenges facing the growth process in India is to find an effective way to finance investment. Banks, especially the public sector banks, are stressed and so are the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). Due to rural distress, farmers have been demanding loan...

    9 September 2019