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  • Case Study: Energy

    Removing fuel subsidies in Sudan

    IGC’s work with Sudan’s transitional government highlights the importance of policy advice without strings and based on high-trust relationships in enabling economic reform processes. 

    26 Mar 2021

  • Event

    Online BREAD conference on the economics of Africa

    Day 1 of the conference - 7th July, 2021 https://youtu.be/HbipVla7K0I You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Online BREAD conference on the economics of Africa - Day 1   Day 2 of the conference - 8th July, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZeAObJfJo You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC...

    7–9 July 2021

  • Blog post

    Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    On 24 February, 2021, IGC’s Council on State Fragility and the g7+ Group of 20 fragile and conflict-affected countries launched the Call to Action: Powering up energy investments in fragile states. On this occasion, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (former President of Liberia), Namita Vikas (Founder and managing Partnrs, auctusESG) , David Cameron (Former Prime Minister, United...

    24 Feb 2021 | Siobhan McDonough , Camilla Sacchetto

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    15 current and former heads of state call for clean energy in fragile states

    David Cameron, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Donald Kaberuka – co-chairs of the Council on State Fragility – spearhead Call to Action with the g7+ Group of conflict-affected states. Foreign aid donors and private companies need to ramp up investments in clean energy to break the cycle of poverty and support recovery from COVID-19 in fragile states, urges a new global...

    24 Feb 2021

  • Blog post

    How the pandemic can be a catalyst for city climate action

    Recovering from the socioeconomic shock of COVID-19 will not be easy. Effective decisions on where to put investment will be the key to unlocking greater prosperity for developing cities. We discuss what actions developing cities could focus on to kickstart their economies while helping the global fight against climate change. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

    23 Feb 2021 | Serge de Gheldere , Oliver Harman

  • Blog post

    The value of a ‘seat at the table’: Elite interference in Lebanon’s public procurement

    Elites in weak bureaucracies have ample incentives to interfere in public procurement. New research from Lebanon shows how billions of dollars in foreign infrastructure funding are more likely to be contracted to firms that are politically well-connected. To improve public infrastructure procurement, greater accountability from elites is needed. The explosion at...

    22 Feb 2021 | Mounir Mahmalat , Sami Atallah, Wassim Maktabi

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    New study shows pandemic’s toll on jobs, businesses, and food security in developing countries

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists that includes researchers from LSE’s International Growth Centre (IGC). The study, published 5 February in the journal Science Advances, provides an in-depth...

    8 Feb 2021

  • Event

    Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    Over 800 million people worldwide have no access to electricity. More than 8 out of 10 of them live in fragile states. Scaling up energy access is critical to power the economic opportunities needed to lift people out of poverty and escape fragility, and to achieve the SDGs. Energy investments can support recovery from COVID-19 in fragile states and set these...

    24 February 2021

  • Blog post

    Tax reforms to support an equitable and pro-poor recovery in developing countries

    The COVID-19 pandemic has strained government finances. To address these fiscal challenges and support growth, policymakers will need to mobilise revenue in a way that encourages an inclusive recovery. Tax policy will therefore need to be innovative, efficient and equitable. Across the globe, pandemic containment efforts and disbursal of economic and health support...

    27 Jan 2021 | Farria Naeem, Nick Wilkinson

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    UK Research and Innovation awards IGC £1 million for COVID-19 economic evidence

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund has awarded the IGC £1 million for economic studies focused on post-lockdown recovery and the effectiveness of COVID-19 policy interventions in Africa and South Asia. With this funding, the IGC will deliver around 30 research studies across nine of...

    11 Dec 2020