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    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event launches the Sierra Leone country case study The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's report Escaping the fragility trap.  It is anticipated that by 2030, about half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile states. Fragile societies are trapped in a...

    24 July 2018

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    International experience in tax policy design and enforcement

    This IGC regional conference, co-hosted with the Zambia Ministry of Finance, was comprised of a number of morning and afternoon sessions focused on international research in tax design and enforcement, presenting a series of research projects completed in the past two years and including panel discussions for researchers and African policymakers to share lessons learned and...

    11 July 2018

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    Workshop on programmes for poverty alleviation and inclusive growth: International and Myanmar experience

    Economic growth by itself does not reduce poverty. Experience of many developing countries underscores the important role of targeted programmes in poverty alleviation and in making economic growth more inclusive. The Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), International Growth Centre (IGC), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are co-hosting an event on programmes for...

    5 July 2018

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    A new approach to state fragility

    CIFAR, IGC, and the British Academy are convening thought leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society for a robust conversation about Escaping the fragility trap – the recent report of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. Estimates suggest that by 2030, half of the world’s poor will live in countries that are...

    28 June 2018

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    Twitter chat: The role of mobile money in maximising remittances

    Host @The_IGC Key discussants Leon Isaacs @leon_dma – CEO, Developing Markets Associates Adeline Pelletier @adelinpelletier – Lecturer, Strategy at the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths - University of London Alix Murphy @AlixinLondon – Director of Mobile Partnerships, WorldRemit Bhavin Vaghela @Bhavin_Vaghela @xendpay  - Growth...

    15 June 2018