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    Towards 2025: why national competitiveness matters

    The aim of this REPOA workshop supported by the IGC is to provoke and promote policy dialogue and research on the importance of competitiveness in the transformation of the Tanzanian economy. The event arrives at an important stage in the country’s development, halfway through the implementation of the Long-Term Perspective Plan (LTPP), 2011/2012-2025/2026. This provides...

    4–5 April 2018

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    IGC at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2018

    IGC’s Cities that Work initiative is partnering with the World Bank on their annual Land and Poverty Conference. Cities that Work Council Chair Professor Ed Glaeser gives the keynote speech on the 19th March from 4:30 – 6pm (EST), on cities and the crucial role of land use and property rights in urban development. On the 22nd March, Cities that Work Council...

    19–23 March 2018

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    Energy dissemination workshop

    The event brings together relevant Government of Tanzania stakeholders, such as the energy sector regulator and energy providers, national and international researchers, NGOs active in the energy sector (Power Corner, National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network), and development partners. In addition to the project researchers (ESMI and World Resources Institute),...

    21 March 2018

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    Workshop: Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain development opportunities

    The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), in partnership with the IGC, co-hosts a technical workshop on opportunities for the development of Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain. A recent IGC policy paper sets out the view that the current perception of Ugandan coffee, both in the trade and among end consumers, lags the reality by several years. By raising...

    20 March 2018

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    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018