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  • Event

    The impact of Covid-19 in India and pathways to recovery

    The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has affected lives across the world and caused a massive economic shock. India imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world to limit virus transmission, which led to severe economic losses. The full impact of the economic crisis on households, labour markets, health, and wellbeing is still difficult to predict as the ongoing crisis...

    5–7 May 2021

  • Person

    Anjali Thomas

    Anjali Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Director of the Nunn School Program in Global Development. Her research focuses on the political economy of development, and employs quantitative analyses of data derived from India and other developing country contexts.

  • Project

    The impact of COVID-19 and flexible credit on SMEs: Evidence from Uganda

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of the Ugandan economy, comprising over 90 % of the private sector, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2011. This project will re-survey a sample of 2,400 SMEs in Uganda with the purpose of: Better understand the long-term consequences of increased flexibility in loan repayments, in particular: does...

    9 Apr 2021 | Selim Gulesci, Miri Stryjan, Andreas Madestam, Francesco Loiacono

  • Person

    Miri Stryjan

    Miri Stryjan is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the Aalto University School of Business - Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. She conducts research development economics, political economics and applied microeconomics with a regional focus on East Africa.  

  • Event

    Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries post-pandemic

    The planet had already warmed by around 1.2°C since pre-industrial times when the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This led to an unprecedented drop in human and economic activity and has evolved from a major public health crisis to also become a major socio-economic crisis. A year into the pandemic, countries are aiming to ‘build back...

    28 April 2021

  • Person

    Marshall Banamwana

    Marshall Banamwana is the Acting Director General, Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Environment (MoE) in Rwanda.

  • Event

    Unlocking new cities for growth

    https://youtu.be/jFTVa1zatvY The Uganda Vision 2040 and third National Development Plan for Uganda have recognized the importance of urbanisation as a force for socio-economic transformation across the country, and in particular the need for regional and strategic cities beyond the capital to drive the urbanisation agenda. As part of this, the Government of Uganda has...

    3 March 2021

  • Project

    Uganda and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

    African economies, including Uganda, are embarking on an ambitious programme of regional integration in the form of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The objective of this project is to study the implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area for Uganda using an approach that accounts for the heterogeneity of the impact across products and firms....

    31 Mar 2021 | Lawrence Edwards

  • Blog post

    Leaders and citizens: Women’s political participation in India

    Women’s political participation has emerged as a key element of the discourse around the upcoming state elections in India. In this post, Nalini Gulati and Ella Spencer explore the evidence on various aspects of women’s political engagement in the country – representation in government, women as political leaders, and women as active citizens. According to the WEF...

    31 Mar 2021 | Nalini Gulati, Ella Spencer