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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

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    Firms, markets, and development conference

    The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) program and the Firms research group of the IGC are organising a 2-day conference at the London School of Economics on 14 and 15 December, 2017, with a theme of firms, markets, and development. Nick Bloom, Adnan Khan, and Chris Woodruff are part of the organising committee. You can listen to the...

    14–15 December 2017

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    Twitter chat: Policy solutions to combat corruption

    Host @The_IGC Key discussants Paul Ashin @IMFLive – Senior Financial Sector Expert, Legal department, IMF Kweku Opoku-Agyemang @Kweku_OA – Research Fellow, Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, Berkeley Christine Clough @Christine_Clgh – Acting Communications Director, Global Financial Integrity Alina Rocha Menocal...

    8 December 2017

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    Making the most of urban land

    As developing cities rapidly expand, the use of urban land is crucial to the functioning and financing of urban activity. As such, policies to encourage productive and livable urban land use play a key role in unlocking the potential for cities as engines of growth and prosperity. Efforts to increase the security, marketability and legal enforceability of land rights allow...

    30 November 2017

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    Informal transportation systems in rapidly growing cities

    Across many developing cities, policymakers are increasingly looking to upgrade and modernize existing transport systems in an effort to meet the growing needs of rapidly expanding populations. For instance, in Lagos, Governor Ambode aims to phase out the use of danfo minibuses and replace them with high capacity buses that can operate on Bus Rapid Transit lines. Reactions...

    15 November 2017