Firm productivity and job creation

The IGC aims to generate knowledge related to firm capabilities and job creation. The three main questions arising from this work are:

  1. What are the key proximate determinants of firm productivity?
  2. What are the underlying sources of these determinants?
  3. What are the barriers that prevent resources from moving from unproductive firms and sectors to areas of higher productivity?

The IGC aims to focus on building the capabilities of firms, particularly through measures that can enhance their management and productivity, along with job creation and skills matching. This work refers to all type of firms: from large firms to farms to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in both the formal and informal sectors. Moreover, the role of industrial policy in enhancing firm capabilities, how to encourage the transition of workers into more productive sectors, and how to encourage the adoption of new production technologies are other important questions that we are keen to address.