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    IGC at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2018

    IGC’s Cities that Work initiative is partnering with the World Bank on their annual Land and Poverty Conference. Cities that Work Council Chair Professor Ed Glaeser gives the keynote speech on the 19th March from 4:30 – 6pm (EST), on cities and the crucial role of land use and property rights in urban development. On the 22nd March, Cities that Work Council...

    19–23 March 2018

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    Energy dissemination workshop

    The event brings together relevant Government of Tanzania stakeholders, such as the energy sector regulator and energy providers, national and international researchers, NGOs active in the energy sector (Power Corner, National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network), and development partners. In addition to the project researchers (ESMI and World Resources Institute),...

    21 March 2018

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    Workshop: Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain development opportunities

    The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), in partnership with the IGC, co-hosts a technical workshop on opportunities for the development of Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain. A recent IGC policy paper sets out the view that the current perception of Ugandan coffee, both in the trade and among end consumers, lags the reality by several years. By raising...

    20 March 2018

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    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018

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    Advancing gender equality: The path to economic growth

    Recent research on closing the gender gap has revealed that gender parity has shifted into reverse for the first time since 2006 (World Economic Forum). Although some countries have recorded significant progress, girls and women around the world remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. Eliminating barriers to equality and creating...

    7 March 2018