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    Enhancing local revenue mobilisation post-COVID-19

    Ghana practises a decentralised form of governance where administrative and financial decisions are devolved to the local governments. Within this framework, local governments have the autonomy to internally generate funds (IGFs) from a range of sources to deliver on their mandates. Over the years, however, the local governments have been overly dependent on central...

    8 October 2020

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    How to manage urban density post-COVID-19?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LI6bZpYZL8&ab_channel=InternationalGrowthCentre The COVID-19 pandemic has brought urgency to the need to understand better the dynamics of urban density and examine how cities can overcome the downsides of density to create productive and livable cities through active policy decisions. This is particularly the case in developing countries...

    7 October 2020

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    The private sector in the pandemic: From impact to recovery

    The objective of this seminar is to highlight new findings on the ongoing impact of the pandemic to the private sector and discuss scenarios about the recovery phase that will follow. The workshop features a keynote address by Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy of the World Bank, presenters from 13 leading development and academic institutions, and...

    21–22 September 2020

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    Why is shaping the public sector key to a better world?

    Watch a recording of the event here: https://youtu.be/P72SrtGu7N0 Good governance requires good people in government. The global goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 can only be achieved with effective governments in developing countries. Yet, low productivity and performance among civil servants significantly hinders the effectiveness of health, education, and...

    9 September 2020

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    Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2020: Unlocking new opportunities for inclusive growth during and after COVID-19

    Watch the conference here: https://www.facebook.com/134471723319085/videos/1230879870599430   The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Uganda) and the IGC host the 4th Economic Growth Forum. The main objective of the conference is to identify actionable policy interventions to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 as well as recommend...

    1 September 2020