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  • Publication - Project Report

    Forced displacement and human capital: Evidence from separated siblings

    We examine the impact of conflict-driven displacement on human capital looking at the Mozambican civil war (1977 - 1992), during which more than four million civilians fled to the countryside, to cities, and to refugee camps and settlements in neighboring countries. First, we present descriptive patterns linking education and sectoral employment to the various...

    21 Jan 2022 | Giorgio Chiovelli, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, Sandra Sequeira

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Zambia’s Constituency Development Fund: Policy considerations

    The significant expansion of Zambia's Constituency Development Fund in the 2022 budget provides an important opportunity to make service delivery more responsive to public needs, strengthen decentralised local institutions, and promote economic development. This policy paper, drafted at the request of the Government of Zambia, outlines recommendations for policymakers to...

    21 Jan 2022 | Katherine E. Casey, Andrés Felipe Rodríguez, Camilla Sacchetto , Shahrukh Wani

  • Alsonainah, Sana'a, Yemen
    Publication - Project Report

    Options for an economic track of the Yemen peace process (Arabic)

    خيارات المسار الاقتصادي لعملية السلام في اليمن To read this publication in English click here.

    18 Jan 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Project Report

    Options for an economic track of the Yemen peace process

    This report has been prepared by the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) State Fragility initiative following a request of Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Yemen in coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General to Yemen (OSESGY) to explore options for an economic track to the Yemen Peace process. This work is based on...

    18 Jan 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Adam Cohn / Fruit Vendors, Faisalabad Night Market, Pakistan
    Publication - Project Report

    As multilateralism ebbs, preferential trade agreements are on the rise

    Early proponents of FTAs/PTAs were of the view that they could somewhat circuitously support the cause of multilateralism that was then and now seen as the first best approach to trade liberalization and the one that minimizes the risk of trade diversion. That optimism has faded. The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has requested IGC-Pakistan to support a study on a...

    7 Jan 2022 | Shahid Yusuf

  • Publication - Project Report

    Leveraging public-private partnerships for service delivery

    From 2010 onwards, the Government of Punjab set up a range of government-owned public sector companies (approximately 56 companies registered under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017) to deliver specific public services such as waste management, public transport, parking regulation, infrastructure development, and skills training among others. This project attempted to...

    16 Dec 2021 | Umair Javed, Bakhtiar Iqbal, Ijaz Nabi

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    IGC's work in Zambia

    This publication documents ongoing work by the IGC in Zambia.

    10 Dec 2021 | Shahrukh Wani, Twivwe Siwale

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Financial incentive schemes in public health: Evidence from Sierra Leone

    This brief explores findings from a field study of a community health programme in Sierra Leone seeking to understand how financial incentives can impact public service and public health outcomes.  Sharing incentives equally between Community Health Workers (CHW) and their supervisors generates an increase in household health visits that is 61% larger than the...

    30 Nov 2021 | Erika Deserranno, Stefano Caria, Philipp Kastrau, Gianmarco León, Julia Liborio

  • Publication - Project Report

    Food security during pandemic times: Insights and perspectives from rural Bihar

    24 Nov 2021 | Sunil Kumar Mishra, Swati Dutta, Aditi Madan

  • Publication - Project Report

    Improving electricity services in Yemen

    The public electricity system in Yemen is in a very poor condition. The war has damaged or destroyed generation capacity and transmission and distribution networks across the country. This report offers the following recommendations:  Prioritise rehabilitation of generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, based on a ranking of best return (MWs...

    24 Nov 2021 | Akram Almohamadi, Neil McCulloch, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab