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    Leonie Figov

    Leonie is the Senior Programme Coordinator in the IGC London Hub, managing a team of Programme Coordinators. Prior to working at the IGC she worked for the Wellcome Trust as a Senior Grants Adviser in Humanities and Social Science, and before that at the Dementia Research Centre (UCL) as a Research Patient Coordinator. Leonie has a BA in Anthropology from Durham University.

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    Bridget Millen

    Bridget is the Business Systems & Data Officer at the Hub. Before coming to the IGC, she worked at the law firm Leigh Day implementing new data handling practices in line with GDPR and gained operational experience at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. She holds a BSc in Mathematics & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Global...

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    Ivy Mkyakala

    Ivy Mkyakala is a Contracts Assistant at the IGC’s London Hub.

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    Designing national healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for Ayushman Bharat

    As India’s population ages, the demand for tertiary healthcare to treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments is increasing rapidly. Estimates from the World Health Organisation show that deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.8 million in 2016. Over the same period, deaths...

    17 Dec 2018 | Sisir Debnath, Dibya Mishra , Tarun Jain, Revathy Suryanarayana

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    Shivani Haria

    Shivani is a Country Economist in Zambia. She holds an MSc in Economics from University College London and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. Before joining the IGC, Shivani was an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow in Malawi at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. As an ODI Fellow she conducted...

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    The supply chain for seed in Uganda: Where does it all go wrong?

    Seed quality is a major concern in Uganda Evidence from recent studies suggests low country-wide adoption of improved seeds by farmers. Farmers prefer to use home-saved seeds, indicating that they did not perceive the benefits of improved seed to be worth the cost (Tripp and Rohrbach, 2001; Remington et al., 2002; Sperling et al., 2008).  This has been linked to several...

    14 Dec 2018 | Nathan Fiala