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    Keep it clean: Can blockchain change the nature of land registry in developing countries?

    The global economy is constantly exposed to disruptive technologies. Take the example of telecommunications: it was not long ago that everything revolved around landlines. Households would go to huge lengths to ensure they were well-serviced with fixed-line infrastructure, while those left out endured long travel times for everyday activities like managing a business or...

    5 Aug 2019 | Sebastian Kriticos

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    Ugandan fine coffee (Arabica): What is the opportunity?

    Ugandan Arabica coffee is all but unknown among end consumers and underrated by traders. There are immediate opportunities to improve marketing methods as well as to raise farmers’ incomes by building a supply chain that emphasises quality, such as the presence of washing stations in the western regions. When coffee production and revenues began to rise in Uganda in the...

    5 Aug 2019 | Ameet Morjaria, Martin Sprott

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    Strengthening state effectiveness for gender-inclusive development

    Economic growth is always a gendered process and the in-built gender inequalities can hinder the progress towards inclusive growth. Existing evidence suggest that unless we consider the gender dimensions of inclusive growth and policies for inclusive growth address the existing gender gaps, one will always raise concerns over the nature of growth. Instead of questioning the...

    9 August 2019

  • Event

    IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth

    When: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Where: Inspire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi The IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth presents and discusses frontier research from IGC and LSE economists examining key components of inclusive economic growth in India. Specifically, the conference is organised by sessions on the...

    10 September 2019

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    Ideas for India panel discussion on financing development in India

    When: 6:30 - 8:00pm, Monday, 9 September Where: Desire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi One of the key challenges facing the growth process in India is to find an effective way to finance investment. Banks, especially the public sector banks, are stressed and so are the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). Due to rural distress, farmers have been demanding loan...

    9 September 2019

  • Person

    Ananth Narayan

    Ananth Narayan is an international banking and financial markets expert. He was previously Standard Chartered Bank's Regional Head of Financial Markets for ASEAN and South Asia, managing foreign currency, interest rates, commodities, derivatives and debt capital markets businesses across 12 countries. Prior to Standard Chartered, Ananth has worked in Deutsche Bank and...

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    Andy Mukherjee

    Andy Mukherjee is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services. He previously was a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He has also worked for the Straits Times, ET NOW and Bloomberg News.

  • Blog post

    Can the microcredit model be improved?

    The long-term impact of microcredit on peoples’ lives is limited: new research reveals it can help more people by modifying and extending its model. Microcredit is frequently touted as an effective policy tool to fight global poverty. Its global profile was elevated in 2006 when Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microcredit....

    30 Jul 2019 | Vikas Dimble, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

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    Reducing State Fragilities team

    Rafat Al-Akhali is the Global Engagement Lead and Sarah Logan is the National Engagement Lead for Reducing State Fragilities (RSF). They are responsible for managing the activities of the RSF initiative.