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    Amman: An engine of economic growth

    Over the last 15 years, the population of Amman has more than doubled from around 1.94 million citizens to an estimated 4.2 million today. With ongoing population growth and urbanisation in Jordan this number will continue to rapidly increase in the forthcoming decades. Through increased density and the creation of productive clusters, this process offers the potential to...

    18 April 2019

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    IGC - Greater Amman Municipality workshop on data in urban policy making and development levies

    On the 17th of April 2019, the IGC co-hosted a workshop with the Greater Amman Municipality. The workshop explored opportunities for first step reforms in the areas of: (i) options to enhance the use of data in urban policymaking and (ii) options to improve the calculation, issuance and collection of development levies.  Each theme was the subject of a half-day workshop...

    17 April 2019

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    Webinar: Announcing the Small and Growing Business Evidence Fund

    Miss the webinar? Watch it back here: https://vimeo.com/323484896 Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Time: 9:00 EST, 13:00 GMT Join ANDE and the International Growth Centre for a webinar introducing a new fund to expand the evidence base for the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector. The fund will support collaborations between researchers and practitioners to...

    13 March 2019

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    Balance for better: Advancing women’s political leadership

    Studies suggest that when women serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also are better at delivering public services. In India, IGC researchers find that women legislators are less likely to be corrupt and more efficient at completing projects. However, from the local to the global level, women’s leadership and political participation...

    6 March 2019

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    The struggle for South Sudan: Challenges of security and state formation

    South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has experienced a rocky start to its existence as an independent nation. Less than three years after gaining independence in 2011 following a violent liberation war, the country slid back into conflict. Today the present crisis of war, economic downturns, human rights violations, state fragility, and internally displaced persons in...

    19 February 2019