Research Themes

The IGC's research focuses on four main themes: State, Firms, Cities, and Energy. These themes were chosen as they are the most critical areas for ensuring the continued growth of these developing countries in the future.

  • State

    At the centre of poverty reduction efforts must be an able and reliable government. It is critical to increase the resources and effectiveness of these governments.

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  • Firms

    Strong firms form the core of economic activity. For developing economies to grow, so must the opportunities for their businesses and entrepreneurs.

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  • Cities

    The currently emerging cities have the potential to be either the greatest drivers of growth or the largest group of missed opportunities for the developing world.

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  • Energy

    Much of the developing world remains unconnected to reliable energy access, despite its potentially transformative effects.

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