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  • Blog post

    Africa Industrialization Week 2020: Industrial development, trade, and COVID-19

    Following Africa Industrialization Week 2020, we take stock of trends in African industrialisation, as well as look at the ways that COVID-19 has disrupted industries, trade, and supply chains. Each year since 1990, African leaders, key stakeholders, and pan-African organisations meet on the 20th of November to celebrate Africa Industrialization Day (AID), which kicks off...

    24 Nov 2020 | Veronica Masubo, Nick Wilkinson

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    When women eat last: Discrimination at home and women’s mental health

    In Bihar, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra, India, it is common for women to eat after men in their households.  Eating last is negatively associated with women’s mental health, even after accounting for differences in socioeconomic status across households.  Additionally, eating last may be associated with worse mental health because it leads to worse physical...

    24 Nov 2020 | Payal Hathi, Diane Coffey, Amit Thorat, Nazar Khalid

  • Person

    Nazar Khalid

    Nazar is a PhD student in Demography and Population Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA and MPhil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • Blog post

    Africa Industrialization Week 2020: Policies for the future

    Accelerating economic transformation and industrialisation is vital to create jobs, raise incomes, and reduce poverty in Africa. Industrialisation and international trade are critical drivers of this process. Combined with recommendations from three industrialisation experts we spoke with, we propose three complementary policy recommendations in advancing these...

    24 Nov 2020 | Veronica Masubo, Nick Wilkinson

  • Project

    In-kind transfers as insurance

    In-kind transfers have historically been an important way in which countries transfer resources to poorer households – the World Bank estimates that 44% of individuals on social safety net programmes around the world receive in-kind transfers. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest among academics and policymakers in moving toward unconditional cash...

    24 Nov 2020 | Lucie Gadenne, Sandip Sukhtankar, Monica Singhal

  • Event

    Amman’s COVID-19 urban response: Lessons and outlook The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) host a webinar that examines the response of Amman to the spread of COVID-19 and provides academic evidence on the role of planning for urban resilience, as well as exploring challenges and opportunities for recovery. This online event brings in...

    7 December 2020

  • Person

    Fuad Malkawi

    Fuad is a senior urban development specialist and Spatial Planning Community of Practice Leader at the World Bank. He specializes in spatial planning, land development and urban design. Fuad led the preparation of spatial plans and downtown revitalization plans for several major cities and city-regions around the world and advised several governments and international...

  • Person

    Nuha Qteish

    Nuha Qteish is an architect and urban planner. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Planning at the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM). She has previously served as the Director of Planning at GAM and was part of the Amman 2025 Master Plan team. She also worked as the Head of the Building and Licensing Directorate at the Jordan Development Zones Company. Qteish...

  • Person

    Adia Umulisa

    Adia Umulisa is the Junior Programme Officer at the IGC Rwanda. She is passionate about education and environment policy and works closely with her country economist colleagues in these thematic areas. Prior to joining the IGC, Adia worked as the Operations Manager at Smart Toto Publishing Ltd. She was also previously the Research & Information Co-ordinator at the LèO...

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC in conversation with Max Walter

    23 Nov 2020