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  • Person

    Nwamaka Ogbonna

    Nwamaka Ogbonna is Research Analyst for the Tony Elumelu Foundation, where she focuses on private sector development in Africa.

  • Event

    Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia

    On 1st August 2017, International Growth Centre Zambia in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning in Zambia held an a research and policy seminar titled "Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia". The overall objective of the seminar was to create a forum to discuss the policy challenges related to promoting inclusive growth in Zambia and promote...

    1 August 2017

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Growth and income inequality in Zambia

    21 Sep 2017 |

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Estimating the growth elasticity of poverty in Zambia, 2006-2015

    This brief is based on the paper Economic Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Estimating the Growth Elasticity of Poverty in Zambia, 2006-15 (2017) by Chrispin Mphuka Oliver Kaonga and Mike Tembo. The paper measures the responsiveness of poverty reduction to growth in Zambia over the past decade using data from the Living Conditions Monitoring Survey.  

    21 Sep 2017 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Why are there no microgrids in Pakistan?

    Solar microgrids, with higher voltage distribution and decentralised generation, present a viable alternative to grid electricity in Pakistan. What’s more, demand exists for services beyond basic electrification. However, there are hurdles for microgrid deployment in the country. Namely, sophisticated demand, technological barriers, and legal constraints. An International...

    20 Sep 2017 | Hassan Abbas Khan, Husnain Fateh Ahmad, Nauman Ahmad Zaffar

  • Publication - Project Report

    Strongmen or technocrats? Experimental evidence testing leadership preferences in Afghanistan

    19 Sep 2017 | Nancy Bermeo, Jasmine Bhatia

  • Publication - Project Report

    The macroeconomic benefits of tax enforcement in Pakistan

    19 Sep 2017 | Ethan Ilzetzki, David Lagakos

  • Blog post

    Property rights and poverty reduction: Effects of land titling on Argentina’s urban poor

    Reducing the cost of land titles and simplifying the systems can improve land security and livelihoods of the poor Land rights are a crucial component of economic development. Property rights have the potential to fundamentally improve resource allocation and increase investment in a given society by limiting expropriation and facilitating market transactions. Moreover,...

    19 Sep 2017 | Sebastian Galiani

  • Project

    Urban informality, tax compliance, and accountability in Zambia

    What drives tax compliance among informal sector workers in Africa? And does taxation strengthen accountability between governments and the informal sector? These questions are hugely important in Africa for a number of reasons. First, the informal sector plays a critical role in contributing to structural transformation, particularly by facilitating production and...

    18 Sep 2017 | Danielle Resnick

  • Person

    Danielle Resnick

    Danielle Resnick is currently a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategies and Governance Division (DSGD). She is a political scientist who focuses on the political economy of development. Key research areas include the impacts of public sector reforms on accountability and efficiency, drivers of agricultural policy volatility and reform, urban governance...