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    LSE Environment Week: Call for papers

    Balancing human activity and the natural environment without sacrificing economic growth requires large-scale innovation. Together with the LSE Economics Department’s Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (EEE) and the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID), we invite PhD students and faculty in all areas of the economics of environment and energy to...

    18 July 2022

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    Climate Justice: Sharing the global climate responsibility

    Climate change is now recognised as one of the most serious threats facing humanity and earth. The impact of climate change on livelihoods and communities undermines poverty reduction and the prospect of achieving sustainable development. As CO2 emissions from hundreds of years ago continue to contribute to the heating of the planet, the historical responsibility for...

    14 Jun 2022 | Ashfaqul Chowdhury

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    Remembering Herbert M’cleod

    We are deeply sad to announce the passing of IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia Country Director Herbert M’cleod on 19 May 2022. Herbert played a leading role in developing the International Growth Centre (IGC) programme in Sierra Leone, and later our combined programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and served as an IGC advisor on state fragility and natural resource...

    23 May 2022

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    DFI Fragility Forum 2022

    The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum convened on 3-4 May 2022 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, with participation of 25 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), as well as official agencies and shareholder representatives. The Forum was co-organised by the African Development Bank, British International Investment, the International Finance...

    6 May 2022

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    Can internet access lead to improved economic outcomes?

    The Infra4Dev Conference, jointly organised by the World Bank and the International Growth Centre on March 3rd-4th 2022, brought together the academic and policy-making community to exchange knowledge and insights regarding the roles that infrastructure can play in catalysing development. Professor Jonas Hjort (Columbia University and University College London) provided the...

    5 Apr 2022 | Jonas Hjort, Camilla Sacchetto

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    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

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    Barriers for women in economics: A review of recent findings

    The field of economics is one of the most gender imbalanced fields in academia, skewing heavily towards men. In this blog, we focus on three inhibiting mechanisms driving these gender imbalances in the discipline, namely lack of recognition, poor work environments, and self-selection.   With only two Nobel economic prizes awarded to women (out of 89 awards) and...

    10 Mar 2022 | Ondine Berland, Oliver Harman, Ninon Moreau-Kastler

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    Infrastructure for Development Conference

    Infrastructure, Recovery & Growth: Building out from the Pandemic The third Infrastructure for Development Conference (#Infra4Dev) Watch recordings from the conference on YouTube. Learn more with the #Infra4Dev blog series: How much do we know about the development impacts of large-scale integrated transport infrastructure? How much do we know about the...

    3–4 March 2022

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    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course, Spring 2022

    Modules on Education; Credit, insurance, and risk; and Migration The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), is offering a virtual PhD non-credit course for the spring of 2022. This semester-long course covers education; credit, insurance, and risk; and migration. Future courses will...

    27 January 2022

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    IGC cities that work on global value chains and regional innovation

    As part of webinar series organised by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how cities and regions can build, embed and reshape global value chains (GVCs) to their enhancement and technological upgrading. The session aims to contribute to wider discussions on regional innovation and smart specialisation strategies...

    27 October 2021