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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

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    Can special economic zones drive growth in developing cities?

    The Oxford Urbanists/IGC Cities that Work co-host the third part of the panel series for a discussion on the effectiveness of special economic zones in developing cities. Practitioners and researchers from across the Oxford community discuss how SEZs have historically driven economic growth in various geographic contexts, how they can do so in the future. With the end of...

    29 May 2018

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    Fighting corruption is dangerous: in conversation with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Determined to root out the fraudulent claims and other schemes that drain the country of resources and ultimately deprive the poor of crucial services, the former Managing Director of the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala found herself and her family targeted for reprisals designed to force her to drop her anti-corruption campaign. She refused to stop or to resign, even as her...

    16 May 2018

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    Why and when top down management of foreign aid doesn’t work

    Dan Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) joins Jonathan Leape, Executive Director at IGC in conversation on how aid agencies can benefit from giving field agents the authority to use their own judgments to guide aid delivery. In Navigation by Judgment (Oxford University Press,...

    9 May 2018