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  • Project

    Prices, firm-to-firm trade, and import substitution in Rwanda

    In developing countries, where domestic firms often lack the capabilities to produce intermediate goods efficiently, firms rely heavily on imported intermediate inputs for production. Reflecting this observation, there is now ample evidence that import prices of these intermediate goods have important consequences for production and profit margins of the domestic importers...

    18 Dec 2018 | John Spray, Yuhei Miyauchi, Jie Bai

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Religion, leadership, and coordination: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field

    Coordinating economic actions across individuals can be critical to resolving collective action problems and market failures. Coordination – i.e., the ability to work together effectively – may be necessary for escaping poverty traps, for changing social norms, for optimising resource use on common land, or for improving the provision of public goods. This study...

    18 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Person

    Leonie Figov

    Leonie is the Senior Programme Coordinator in the IGC London Hub, managing a team of Programme Coordinators. Prior to working at the IGC she worked for the Wellcome Trust as a Senior Grants Adviser in Humanities and Social Science, and before that at the Dementia Research Centre (UCL) as a Research Patient Coordinator. Leonie has a BA in Anthropology from Durham University.

  • Person

    Bridget Millen

    Bridget is the Business Systems & Data Officer at the Hub. Before coming to the IGC, she worked at the law firm Leigh Day implementing new data handling practices in line with GDPR and gained operational experience at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. She holds a BSc in Mathematics & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Global...

  • Person

    Ivy Mkyakala

    Ivy Mkyakala is a Contracts Assistant at the IGC’s London Hub.

  • Blog post

    Designing national healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for Ayushman Bharat

    As India’s population ages, the demand for tertiary healthcare to treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments is increasing rapidly. Estimates from the World Health Organisation show that deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.8 million in 2016. Over the same period, deaths...

    17 Dec 2018 | Sisir Debnath, Dibya Mishra , Tarun Jain, Revathy Suryanarayana