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    Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Drawing on the past, looking to the future

    Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed a sustained period of solid growth that has helped to improve living standards. In many countries, this performance was underpinned by sound economic policies, stronger institutions, debt relief, high investment and supportive global conditions. In 2016, growth slowed to a two-decade low, exposing underlying vulnerabilities, and rising public...

    6 November 2017

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    Twitter chat: Innovative systems of governance for rapidly growing cities

    Host @The_IGC Key discussants Enid Slack @imfgtoronto – Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance Martin J. Williams @Mar_tinW – Associate Professor in Public Management, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford Didier G. Sagashya @sagashya – Executive Secretary, The City of Kigali Amina Khan @Khan_ODI – Senior Research...

    31 October 2017

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    Firms, trade and development conference

    IGC, the Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP), and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business hosted a two-day conference at Columbia University on 27-28 October 2017, on the theme of “Firms, trade, and development.” The event is organised by Dave Donaldson, Chris Woodruff, and Eric Verhoogen. Please visit CDEP's webpage for updates. You may...

    27–28 October 2017

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    Mobile money conference

    Mobile money is a potentially transformational financial innovation which has seen a rapid adoption in emerging economies but its effects on financial inclusion and macroeconomic development are not yet well understood. IGC, with support from the LSE’s Department of Management, hosted a Mobile Money and Financial Development Conference to explore the development and...

    13 October 2017

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    IMF Annual Meetings seminar with Paul Collier

    The recent rise in sovereign debt vulnerabilities in many developing countries merits attention, especially in the context of a new creditor landscape and rising shares of domestic, non-concessional and collateralized debts. Key policy questions include: How can sovereigns increase their resilience to exogenous shocks? Can state-contingent debt help? What role can official...

    11 October 2017