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  • Blog post

    Multiple pathways to upgrading in global value chains in Asia

    Upgrading is the acquisition of technological capabilities and market linkages that allows firms to enhance their supply chain competitiveness and move to higher-value activities. This upgrading occurs in many different forms representing opportunities for decision-makers in Asia. Countries upgrade GVCs in different forms. In Asia, Vietnam represents one trajectory,...

    3 Nov 2022 | Riccardo Crescenzi, Oliver Harman

  • Blog post

    How diaspora investment can finance energy access in fragile settings

    Improving energy access in fragile settings is fundamental for achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Blended finance offers a mechanism for investments to flow into the market, pioneering off-grid solutions in these settings. However, more research is required to understand the different types of private finance that are appropriate for...

    17 Oct 2022 | Joevas Asare

  • Blog post

    The impacts of climate change on human wellbeing in developing countries

    Climate change is the central challenge facing the world today. With rising temperatures, increasing extreme weather events and other climate catastrophes, it is but essential to urgently usher in a green growth paradigm. Developing countries are set to face the brunt of the climate crisis and need international support to move towards sustainability without compromising on...

    29 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma

  • Blog post

    How DFIs can better invest in low growth countries

    Low growth countries struggle with persistent and extreme poverty and uncertainty about the ability of the private sector to grow. This makes new thinking in development finance crucial to support growth in these countries. The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum was held in Oxford 3-4 May 2022. Each year, the conference brings together senior leadership from many of the...

    14 Sep 2022 | Colin Buckley

  • Blog post

    Front-lining green jobs in the sustainable urbanisation agenda

    The global transition to a carbon-neutral economy is expected to create many opportunities in the labour market, often referred to as ‘green’ jobs. In developing countries, active public policy at the national and local levels are needed for reskilling and upskilling workers into greener, higher-productivity occupations. This requires a better understanding of what...

    5 Sep 2022 | Juliana Oliveira-Cunha

  • Event

    LSE Environment Week

    The Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (EEE), International Growth Centre (IGC) and Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) within the LSE Economics Department will convene the LSE Environment Week at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London from 19-23 September 2022. Bringing together partners at LSE and around the world,...

    19–23 September 2022

  • Blog post

    How to reduce waste in the textile industry?

    Textiles are an integral part of daily lives and the global economy, but their production and consumption often leave a global footprint of waste and pollution behind. A circular economy for textile can eliminate waste in the industry, which is a core sector of economies in the developing countries. Textile has played a key role in world trade and global development all...

    22 Jun 2022 | Shubhranka Mondal

  • 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