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  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Risk and resilience: Agricultural adaptation to climate change in developing countries

    Successful adaptation to climate change will require more accurate weather forecasts that can inform investment and production decisions, alongside financial products that can help farmers manage shocks. Key messages: Climate change will make agriculture less productive Adapting to higher weather variability will be more challenging than adapting to increases in...

    29 Mar 2022 | Kelsey Jack, Nick Wilkinson

  • Blog post

    Targeting teenagers to bridge the gender gap in education

    Achieving gender equality in education remains a distant goal in many developing countries, with the COVID-19 pandemic stalling progress on many fronts. Emerging research, however, is highlighting promising, cost-effective programmes and interventions that deserve policymaker attention.   Despite significant progress in the last 25 years on increasing girls’ literacy...

    15 Mar 2022 | Emilie Yam

  • News Item

    Why sustainable urbanisation is important in the fight against climate change

    With COP26 underway in Glasgow, a high level event convened by The Prince’s Foundation and key Commonwealth partners held on 27 October discussed the ‘triple threat’ of rapid urbanisation, natural resource depletion and climate change, and the need for collaboration if global climate action targets are to be met within the limited time available. Joining HRH The...

    2 Nov 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban agriculture: a productive land-use for cities?

    As urban populations rapidly increase in the developing world, so do the challenges of feeding those who live there. This policy brief explores the ways that city governments can harness the benefits of urban agriculture, without disrupting the core purpose of a city of density and connectivity.

    12 Oct 2021 | Victoria Delbridge, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2020-2021

    The 2020-2021 period was one fundamentally shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the work of IGC and its in-country partners. The IGC delivered notable policy impact relating to COVID-19, supporting our national policy counterparts with robust and timely data-driven insight to actively support policy decision-making. IGC has been careful and...

    11 Oct 2021 |

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2019-2020

    In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the IGC. Our country teams have adapted to maintain their responsiveness to policymakers, our researchers have adapted to answer new urgent questions and work around travel restrictions, and our London staff have navigated the management of projects, events, communications and changing budgets while working...

    11 Oct 2021 |

  • Blog post

    Building a strong evidence base for policymaking and action in cities

    The IGC hosted the event "Building a Strong Evidence-base for Policy Making and Action in Cities", the first of three events in support of the call to action on sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth, developed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners, and the...

    22 Sep 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

  • Blog post

    Vaccine uptake and resistance: Lessons and policy levers

    As new variants of COVID-19 are disrupting global efforts to end the pandemic, governments need to work faster to immunise populations and curtail the spread. This blog examines lessons and policy solutions for global immunisation efforts, drawing from recent evidence on vaccine acceptance in low- and middle-income countries. With the urge to vaccinate their populations...

    28 Jul 2021 | Samya Aboutajdine

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in low- and middle-income countries and recommendations to increase uptake

    This study, published in Nature Medicine, analyses willingness to vaccinate against COVID-19 from surveys covering 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. Willingness to vaccinate is considerably higher in these low- and middle-income countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%). The results...

    19 Jul 2021 |

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    Study finds COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low- and middle-income countries than in richer countries

    Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%).  The study provides one of the first...

    19 Jul 2021