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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

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    National AGOA Response Strategy Launch & Forum on Trade and Private Sector

    The Sierra Leone Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the IGC are launching the National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Response Strategy at an event on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at the Golden Tulip (formerly Kimbima) Hotel, Aberdeen, starting at 8:30 am. Hon. Peter B. Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, will launch the AGOA...

    12 February 2019

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    The way forward for the Indian economy

    Several challenges confront the Indian economy – both external and internal. Aspects of the new international environment such as rising nationalist sentiment and resulting opposition to manufactured imports from developing countries, and emergence of competition from robotised manufacturing in developed countries, make it difficult for India to follow the same growth...

    18 December 2018

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    Exploring key challenges to firm success in Uganda

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnZr9KlkNaQ&feature=youtu.be IGC, BRAC and the World Bank co-hosted a workshop with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives on ‘Stimulating Firm Growth, Productivity and Remunerative Employment in Uganda’. This workshop was part of ongoing IGC-funded work with the Ministry on vocational training and technology adoption and...

    14 December 2018