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    Advancing gender equality: The path to economic growth

    Recent research on closing the gender gap has revealed that gender parity has shifted into reverse for the first time since 2006 (World Economic Forum). Although some countries have recorded significant progress, girls and women around the world remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. Eliminating barriers to equality and creating...

    7 March 2018

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    Getting ahead of the curve: Addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities

    Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to facilitate decent, affordable housing for citizens. With the price of private housing developments making them out of reach for middle-income households, urban growth in these rapidly growing cities has largely occurred through unplanned, low-density, and low-quality...

    23 February 2018

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    Policy reform and economic change: Findings from IGC studies in Ethiopia

    This half-day event showcases evidence form IGC-funded research projects that focus on industrial development and public service delivery and aims to share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia. The conference brings together policy stakeholders and local and international researchers. The projects covered by this event...

    22 February 2018

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    IGC and the Kampala Capital City Authority at the World Urban Forum

    Events On the 9th February from 7-8pm (Kuala Lumpur time), the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, one of the policy leaders of the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative, delivers the opening Urban Talk on municipal finances for UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Forum taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The discussion explores...

    7–13 February 2018

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    The challenge of job creation in India

    About 83% of India’s labour force works in the unorganised sector. Most of these are low-productivity, low-income jobs. Fast economic growth over the last two decades has been driven by high-skilled service sectors  but unaccompanied by significant employment growth. India's Economic Survey indicates that creating jobs is the country's "central challenge". The process...

    18 December 2017