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    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course on the Firms and Development, January/February 2023

    Lectures on management and business training, upgrading, misallocation, capital and labour frictions, contracts, markets and competition, and industrial policy.   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 beginning on January 12th 2023....

    12 January 2023

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    Sandra Sequeira and Stefano Caria awarded the Leverhulme Prize in Economics

    Sandra Sequeira, IGC's Lead Academic for Mozambique, and Stefano Caria, IGC's Lead Academic for Ethiopia, have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize 2022 in Economics by the Leverhulme Trust. The prizes recognise and celebrate the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is...

    4 Nov 2022

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    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

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    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

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    Call for papers: Conference on structural transformation, growth, and economic development

    STEG and the International Growth Centre (IGC) jointly invite applications for papers to present at the Conference on Structural Transformation, Growth, and Economic Development. STEG’s third annual conference will be held on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February 2023, at the London School of Economics. This year’s conference is organised jointly with the...

    21 November 2022

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    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

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    Firms and environment: Exposure to pollution, search for lenient certification, and credit defaults in developing countries

    The IGC co-hosted the LSE Environment Week from 19-23 September and invited researchers to present their works in progress on environment and firm challenges in developing countries.  Firms are one of the engines of economic growth in a country. In the growth process, firms have not only just contributed to environmental degradation but also suffered from increasing...

    23 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma

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    Energy and environment: Theft, benefits, misallocation, and collusion challenges in developing countries

    The IGC co-hosted the LSE Environment Week from 19-23 September and invited researchers to present their works in progress on environment and energy challenges in developing countries.  Energy access is key for economic development with electricity being one the most common forms of energy driving productivity. Yet, its access in developing countries is mired in...

    22 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma

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    Call for papers: IGC-WB-GWU Young Urban Economist Workshop

    The World Bank, the International Growth Centre (IGC), and George Washington University (GWU) will convene a Young Urban Economist Workshop as part of their annual Urbanisation and Poverty Reduction Conference. The conference will take place at the World Bank, Washington DC, from 30 to 31 January 2023, with the Young Urban Economist Workshop occurring on 31 January....

    30 November 2022

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    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