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  • Project

    Monitoring emerging small towns in Tanzania: A ‘proof of concept’

    Tanzania’s President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) worries that many Emerging Small Towns (ESTs) in the country are still officially recognised as rural locations. Estimates indicate that there may be as many as 800 ESTs. PO-RALG has identified the lack of accurate and timely information on ESTs as a major obstacle to sound policy...

    20 Feb 2018 | Neil Chalmers, Joachim De Weerdt, Hanne Van Cappellen

  • Blog post

    Reforming India’s energy market: Towards centralised production

    To improve efficiency and integrate renewable energy, a centralised economic dispatch model is recommended. A real-time energy market with gate closure should also be introduced. Such market reforms require robust market monitoring and surveillance. An energy market design that enables buyers to meet their energy requirements, while allowing sellers to adjust their...

    20 Feb 2018 | Sushanta Chatterjee

  • Event

    Policy reform and economic change: Findings from IGC studies in Ethiopia

    This half-day event showcases evidence form IGC-funded research projects that focus on industrial development and public service delivery and aims to share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia. The conference brings together policy stakeholders and local and international researchers. The projects covered by this event...

    22 February 2018

  • Event

    Energy dissemination workshop

    The event brings together relevant Government of Tanzania stakeholders, such as the energy sector regulator and energy providers, national and international researchers, NGOs active in the energy sector (Power Corner, National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network), and development partners. In addition to the project researchers (ESMI and World Resources Institute),...

    21 March 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Civic education and women’s political participation

    Women face significant barriers to participation and leadership in Ghanaian politics due to social norms. A lack of direct representation reduces women’s influence on community decisions and is more generally thought to hold back local economic development. In order to tackle this issue, Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) implemented a civic...

    16 Feb 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Person

    Noah Nathan

    Noah Nathan is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Associate at the University’s Center for Political Studies. His research focuses on political behavior and the development of political parties in new democracies in Africa. His book project examines electoral competition in African cities and is based on field research in Ghana. His work has been...

  • Person

    Nahomi Ichino

    Nahomi Ichino is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Political Studies and the African Studies Center at the University of Michigan.  Her research interests focus primarily on ethnic politics, voter behavior, and political parties in developing democracies, with a regional specialization in...

  • Person

    HE Janice Charette

    Janice Charette assumed her responsibilities as Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in September 2016. Prior to this, Ms. Charette served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet from October 2014 to January 2016 where she served as the principal public service advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...