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  • Event

    IGC research funding information sessions

    In preparation for the next IGC call for proposals, we are hosting a webinar series in August to provide information to potential applicants about the type of research projects IGC is looking for. The call for proposals is scheduled for Autumn 2021. Grants will be capped at £20,000, and the call will focus primarily on early career researchers. More information on the...

    2 September 2021

  • Event

    IGC-Stanford conference on firms, trade and development

    IGC and the Stanford King Center on Global Development are hosting a two-day conference on November 4 and 5 on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.”This event is organized by David Atkin (MIT), Matilde Bombardini (Berkeley), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Imran Rasul (UCL), Meredith Startz (Dartmouth), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), and Chris...

    4–5 November 2021

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    IGC evidence on climate change, development, and COP26

    In June 2021, the IGC submitted this written evidence to a International Development Committee Inquiry examining, ahead of COP26 in November 2021, the progress the UK Government has made putting climate change at the centre of aid policy.

    20 Jul 2021 |

  • Event

    Sustainable futures: A conversation with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Matthieu Teachout

    How can we promote a sustainable approach to growth that leaves no one behind? In the first video of our #SustainableGrowth interview series, Abou Bakarr Kamara (Country Economist for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia) is joined by Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone) and Matthieu Teachout (IGC Director of Policy and Research) in a conversation...

  • Event

    Building better data to support sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth Association of Architects, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre, Ordnance Survey and Nesta Challenges, is pleased to announce a series of three inter-linked online events the aim of which is to explore how to ‘Build Better Data to Support Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth’. The series is held on 5 - 7 July 2021 in...

    5–7 July 2021

  • Event

    3rd annual conference of the private sector development research network

    The Private Sector Development (PSD) Research Network invites you to its 2-day annual conference on ‘Private Enterprises in a Green Recovery'. The discussion during this year's conference centres on issues facing firms in low- and middle-income countries as the focus shifts from immediate survival to long-term sustainability. Hear experts present the latest...

    9–10 December 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How to regulate exposure to air pollution

    Airborne particulates kill millions of people each year. Analysis of global data describing particulate exposure suggests that an important component of exposure is determined by country-level policies.  Statistically, the three best predictors of mean particulate exposure in a country are: Coal consumption, organic fuel consumption/agricultural burning, and urban...

    10 Jun 2021 | Matthew Turner, Lint Barrage

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries

    Video recording of our Growth reset event on 28 April 2021.

    5 May 2021

  • Blog post

    Climate change mitigation and adaptation is not enough to restore our Earth

    Climate change solutions typically fall into one of two categories: mitigation and adaptation. While critics argue that such categorisation is too narrow, I draw upon findings from an IGC country-wide consultation to explore climate change policies and priorities across our partner countries. I argue that although mitigation and adaptation are important policy themes,...

    5 May 2021 | Joevas Asare

  • Event

    Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries

     You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries 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...

    28 April 2021