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  • Publication - Working Paper

    Unmaking of a customs union: Regional (dis)integration in the East African community

    The Common External Tariff (CET) of the East African Community (EAC) customs union has long been considered the cornerstone of one of the more successful examples of regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this project we assess the integrity of the CET using a novel dataset of country- and firm-level deviations from the common tariff regime created by digitizing...

    7 Jan 2021 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, Anna Twum

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The commercial real estate market in the city of Kigali

    City of Kigali commissioned a review of the Kigali Master Plan in 2018-2019, which was then conducted by urban planning company Surbana Jurong. As part of this review the City requested that a number of baseline studies are done to inform the review, of which this study, which covers commercial real estate, is one. The objective of the project is to present a range of...

    7 Jan 2021 | Dickson Malunda, Martin Ruzima, Jonathan Bower

  • Person

    Martin Ruzima

    Dr. Martin is a Research Fellow at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research-Rwanda (IPAR-Rwanda). Before joining IPAR-Rwanda, he worked as a Lecturer and Acting Director of Quality Assurance at the University of Kibungo. Prior to joining IPAR-Rwanda, Dr. Martin worked with different programmes and actively contributed to inter-disciplinary research to explore policies and...

  • Person

    Julia Liborio

    Julia Liborio is the Senior Communications Officer at IGC. A communications professional with over 5 years’ experience in creating digital and multimedia content, she previously worked for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil and as a graphic designer for different organisations in the international development...

  • Blog post

    The conundrum around India’s new agricultural reforms: Where do farmers stand?

    While the recent agricultural reforms in India have been hailed by some experts as a much-needed move towards privatisation and liberalisation of the sector, there is also a concern amongst some that the opening up of the agricultural market may also lead to corporate cartelisation. Additionally, critics have pointed out the procedural inadequacy of the reforms and how many...

    21 Dec 2020 | Bijeta Mohanty, Kumar Das

  • Person

    Jamie Green

    Jamie was formerly the Senior Communications Officer at IGC.

  • Event

    Putting farmers first

    This year the pandemic has resulted in a wave of disruptions across people’s lives and their livelihood. And in recent times the focus on the agriculture sector in India has been of particular interest due to the impact of lockdown and the new agricultural reforms. There is a conundrum observed around the recent announcements of agriculture reforms with regard to the...

    21 December 2020

  • Person

    N Vijaya Lakshmi

    Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi is a senior civil servant of Government of India and having 24 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service. She did MA Anthropology from University of Hyderabad and PhD in Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. She has worked extensively on issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality. She is also a...

  • News Item

    UK Research and Innovation awards IGC £1 million for COVID-19 economic evidence

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund has awarded the IGC £1 million for economic studies focused on post-lockdown recovery and the effectiveness of COVID-19 policy interventions in Africa and South Asia. With this funding, the IGC will deliver around 30 research studies across nine of...

    11 Dec 2020

  • Project

    Informal workers and labour market risk during COVID-19 in India

    Informal work, such as through casual, temporary, and contract work, is a defining feature of labour markets in many developing countries and more recently in developed countries. India has one of the highest shares of informal work in the world, estimated to be between 75-90 percent of all workers. It typifies the current concerns over informal workers suffering...

    10 Dec 2020 | Stephen Machin, Swati Dhingra