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  • Event

    Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship

    IGC in collaboration with the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) is pleased to invite you to join our Lead Academic Professor Nava Ashraf for a public discussion on Women, institutions, and entrepreneurship: What can we do to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Prof. Ashraf is presenting her groundbreaking work on the role of institutions in promoting...

    14 November 2018

  • Event

    Steering sustainable energy use and low-carbon growth in Dar Es Salaam

    IGC (Tanzania) is hosting a stakeholder workshop aimed at fostering a comprehensive agenda for low-carbon growth and sustainable energy use in Dar es Salaam. The workshop is being hosted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto, including Ms. Chibulu Luo, Co-Principal Investigator on the new IGC Small Grant Project on “Energy-Efficient and Resilient...

    7 November 2018

  • Blog post

    Land reform, redistribution, and risk: Towards an inclusive South Africa

    At the end of February 2018, a motion was put forward by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a far-left opposition party, to revisit South Africa’s Constitution and amend it to allow for land expropriation without compensation. This motion was successfully passed, and subsequent public hearings across the country confirmed that there was resounding support from the...

    1 Nov 2018 | Victoria Delbridge

  • Person

    Beth Gertz

    Beth advises social impact funders as they design and deliver their strategies and multi-stakeholder partnerships.  In addition to co-founding the Digital Impact Alliance, she has helped some of the world’s largest charitable foundations and donors incorporate digital innovation into their strategies.  She currently is helping several foundations develop their...

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    The spatial structure of cities in developing countries

    Professor Ed Glaeser outlines key policy challenges related to the spatial structure of cities in developing countries and the research needed to address them. These ideas are part of the IGC's 'Cities that Work' initiative.

    31 Oct 2018

  • Project

    Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences - Rwanda

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy whose proposed goal is to spur the development of the local EAC apparel industry. The U.S. Administration, under President Donald Trump, has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) if they do not reverse the...

    29 Oct 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen, Ritwika Sen

  • Blog post

    IGC Quick Clicks: How will technology impact the future of work?

    Did you know that once upon a time in the UK there was a designated person, often a night watchman or ‘knock upper’, to wake people up every morning? Then came alarms and two centuries later, mobile phones – with them the job of ‘knock upper’ died. These and many other ‘machines’ have slowly made previously staple jobs redundant. Technology has been changing...

    26 Oct 2018 | Nidhi Parekh