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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

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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