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  • Person

    Wunna Lwin

    Wunna Lwin is the Office Administrator for the IGC Myanmar Team.

  • Blog post

    Collective action for environmental health: Evidence from sanitation in rural India

    Access to and sustained use of improved household latrines have long been both a challenge as well as a policy priority in India, particularly in rural areas. Recognising the importance of social mechanisms that underlie household sanitation choices, this study utilises experimental games conducted in rural Bihar and Odisha, to examine how social factors, such as gender,...

    14 Jan 2021 | Emily Pakhtigian, Subhrendu Pattanayak

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    IGC India online event: Portraits of power- A conversation with N. K. Singh

    N.K. Singh’s book ‘Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside’ is a personal narrative which highlights India’s changing role at the global and national economic landscape over the years. It also reflects the multitude of institutions that work in tandem to create the economic and policy environment in the country. N.K. Singh’s book gives us an...

    15 January 2021

  • Blog post

    မြန်မာနိုင်ငံရှိ စိုက်ပျိုးရေးတန်ဖိုးကွင်းဆက်အတွက် ငွေကြေးဖြည့်ဆည်းပံ့ပိုးမှု တိုးတက် ကောင်းမွန်စေရေး မူဝါဒများ

    ငွေရေးကြေးရေးဝန်ဆောင်မှုများသည် စိုက်ပျိုးရေးကဏ္ဍရှိ ကုန်ထုတ်စွမ်းအားနှင့် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုး တက်မှုတို့ကို တွန်းအားပေးနိုင်သော...

    12 Jan 2021 | Siddhartha Basu , Alan de Brauw, Khin Pwint Oo, Russell Toth

  • Project

    Tax evasion in customs: Firm level evidence from Uganda

    Developing countries are constrained by a lack of resources to fund growth enhancing public investments. Trade taxes are one important source of tax revenues for almost all of these economies. Uganda is no exception: In fiscal year 2017/18 revenues from import duties (tariffs) alone contributed about 8.5 percent to total tax collection. For this project we propose to...

    11 Jan 2021 | Nada Eissa, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Michael Best

  • Project

    Strengthening state capacity and enhancing bureaucratic effectiveness

    Developing state capacity is essential for promoting economic growth and development. This does not only involve developing fiscal capacity of the state by improving its resource mobilization techniques but also ensuring that a well-functioning and motivated bureaucracy is in place that can deliver essential services. Over the last decade, a reasonably large literature...

    11 Jan 2021 | Zahra Mansoor, Adnan Khan

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    A synthesis of evidence on take home rations

    According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) in 2015-16, 38.4 percent of children in India under the age of five are stunted, i.e., have impaired growth and development. This rises to 41.2 percent in rural areas, ranking India 134th out of 151 countries. Devoting public resources to reducing micronutrient deficiencies in children is essential for improved health...

    11 Jan 2021 | Sudha Narayanan

  • Person

    Sudha Narayanan

    Sudha Narayanan is an Associate Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

  • Project

    Regional (dis)integration in the East African Community

    Two forms of regional trade agreements are free trade areas and customs unions. In a free trade area, members liberalise trade with each other, but each country sets its own tariffs for imports originating from non-members of the agreement. A customs union goes one step further: members negotiate and adopt a uniform tariff schedule called a Common External Tariff (CET),...

    11 Jan 2021 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, Anna Twum

  • Blog post

    Agricultural value chain finance can help drive Myanmar’s agricultural growth

    Surrounded by some of the largest consumer markets in the world, at the nexus of important trade routes, and with its own growing consumer markets, Myanmar has tremendous potential as an agricultural producer. Yet one persistent obstacle is the agricultural sector’s lack of access to financial services, which can drive productivity and growth. Myanmar’s financial...

    11 Jan 2021 | Siddhartha Basu , Alan de Brauw, Khin Pwint Oo, Russell Toth