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    Job Flows and labour mobility in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Ethiopia

    Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth since the millennium contrasts with its lack of structural transformation and modest employment growth in the formal sector. High youth unemployment rate in urban areas (above 25 % on average) and relatively low real wages among the employed remain important policy challenges. Unfortunately, only a few studies have attempted to...

    18 Dec 2019 | Måns Söderbom, Admasu Shiferaw, Getnet Alemu

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    Scoping visit and policy review for Rwanda Social Security Board

    This project responds to a request from the Director-General of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), the body that finances the bulk of the private and public healthcare in the country. Rwanda has a unique healthcare system where financing relies on a combination of social health insurance, community health insurance, government subsidies for low-income households,...

    18 Dec 2019 | Maureen Lewis

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    How do environmental firm relocation policies affect firms, workers, and environmental quality?

    Private sector productivity growth has increased significantly since the early 1990s in India (Bollard et al, 2013). An important proportion of these productivity gains have been attributed to lower regulatory barriers and increased access to trading opportunities. A significant source of regulation in India that has been relatively understudied in terms of its impacts on...

    18 Dec 2019 | Namrata Kala, Michael Gechter

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    Product development in tourism

    The Government of Uganda is eager to expand its promising tourism sector, which has become the country’s number one earner of foreign exchange and a significant source of employment. At the request of the government, the International Growth Centre prepared a paper in 2018 entitled How can tourism become a driver of economic growth in Uganda which was presented at the...

    18 Dec 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

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    Gender-based violence and empowerment indicators in Bihar: Scope for evidence-based research and policy

    Gender-based violence has emerged as a global problem with wide-ranging impacts on women’s health and empowerment. The primary aim of this multi-method research is to study the feasibility of a multi-sectoral model based on a public health approach in Bihar for addressing gender-based violence. Bihar is recognised as a high-prevalence state for gender-based violence....

    18 Dec 2019 | Keerty Nakray

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    Assessing the long-term effects of participation in a gender transformative programme in adolescence: A follow-up study of young men in Bihar

    Working with young men from an early age has been proposed as a potential solution to transform traditional gender norms. However, programmes to change gender norms among young men remain sparse in India and elsewhere. A review of interventions to engage young men revealed that most evaluations tend to have shorter follow-up periods. Also, they lack differential...

    17 Dec 2019 | K. Santhya, Francis Zavier

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    SMEs involvement in public procurement

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a huge potential for job creation, growth and innovation. The strong involvement of SMEs in public procurement allows unlocking this potential for the economy. It also allows contracting authorities to considerably broaden their potential supplier base, therefore enhancing competition on public contracts and counterbalancing...

    17 Dec 2019 | Bernard Hoekman, Bedri Tas

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    The impact of formal mechanisation access on agricultural productivity and informal rental markets

    Agriculture remains central for the livelihood of a large portion of the population in developing countries, employing nearly 60% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa and 750 million people in South Asia alone (World Bank, 2018). With increasing land fragmentation over time – average land holdings in India declined from 1.2 hectares to 1.08 hectares between 2010 and...

    17 Dec 2019 | Julieta Caunedo, Namrata Kala

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    Review of privatisation for sustainable growth

    As part of the ongoing recent wave of economic reforms designed to revitalise the economy by expanding the role of the private sector, Ethiopia is aggressively pursuing privatisation policies selling varying level of stakes and assets in different state-owned enterprises (SOEs) including power, telecoms, and logistics/transport sectors. The primary aim of this project is...

    17 Dec 2019 | Abbi Mamo Kedir, Biniam Bedasso

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    Opening the black box of information interventions: Evidence from India

    Information and communication interventions often rely on social mobilisation to promote the adoption of environmental health technologies in developing countries. Yet, the mechanisms by which these interventions mobilise households to adopt are often insufficiently or poorly understood. Given the slow and low response to many environmental health technologies (e.g., bed...

    17 Dec 2019 | Subhrendu Pattanayak, Emily Pakhtigian