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  • Person

    Kurtis Lockhart

    Kurtis Lockhart is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at the Charter Cities Institute. At Oxford he's taught both quantitative methods and African politics. In the field, he has previously worked as a Research Manager for WARC Africa in Sierra Leone, and for the ELIMU Impact Evaluation Centre in Kenya where he managed...

  • Person

    David Frank Johnson

    David Johnson is Reader in Comparative and International Education. He convenes the Centre for Comparative and International Education. He is the Programme Research Lead for the ESRC-DFID Raising learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme and Academic Lead for the Aga Khan Foundation funded Research Programme on Education and Uncertainty. He is a Chartered...

  • Blog post

    Barriers faced by women in labour market participation: Evidence from Pakistan

    Data from a job-matching service in Pakistan reveals differences in how men and women search for jobs, and lends insight into the barriers women face in labour market participation. Editor’s note: This article is part of our International Women’s Day campaign and is based on this IGC project. At 22%, Pakistan has one of the lowest female labour force participation...

    23 Mar 2021 | Sarah Xu, Vaishali Jain , Harmalah Khan , Katherine Vyborny

  • Project

    Exploring interactions between national and local government taxes in Uganda

    One key concern reported by taxpayers and tax authorities in Uganda is ‘double taxation’ on different sources of income from local and national revenue authorities. One example is rental income in Kampala city, which is taxed both by the Uganda Revenue Authority through rental income tax, and by the Kampala Capital City Authority in the form of property rates. Not only...

    22 Mar 2021 | Priya Manwaring, Tanner Regan

  • Publication - Case study

    AgDevCo in Malawi: A case study of the higher costs – and notable impact – of investing in challenging contexts

    Firms and investors face high risks and costs when entering and operating in challenging environments, but their investments can provide considerable social and economic benefits. This case study explores how AgDevCo’s investments in Malawi demonstrate these dynamics and motivate the case for public funding to be used to offset the costs of pioneering in difficult settings.

    22 Mar 2021 | Chris Isaac, Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Strengthening development finance in fragile contexts

    Pioneering firms have the potential to achieve significant social and economic benefits in fragile and conflict‑affected settings. However, these contexts involve higher risks and costs, which dissuades pioneers and investors. In this policy paper, we argue that the public good these firms provide warrants the use of public funds to offset the costs of pioneering in these...

    22 Mar 2021 | Paul Collier, Sebastian Kriticos, Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan

  • Person

    Chris Isaac

    Chris is AgDevCo’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO). He has been working in development finance in Africa for the past 18 years, including periods living in Namibia and Mozambique. Prior to AgDevCo, Chris worked in infrastructure project development with InfraCo Africa; as an economic adviser in the UK’s Department for International Development; and as an economist in...

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Is there an urban wage premium in Rwanda?

    This paper uses household data from Rwanda to analyse the urban wage premium and urban consumption premium. We find that both nominal wage and nominal consumption of workers in Rwanda are significantly higher in urban areas than in rural areas - and correlate to city size - even when individual characteristics are controlled for. This implies some form of agglomeration...

    22 Mar 2021 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

  • Blog post

    The pandemic’s gendered impact on livelihoods and wellbeing: Evidence from India

    A survey of over 700 households from India’s National Capital Region finds that women report bearing a greater burden of pandemic-induced mental stress relative to men, with potentially lasting effects on their well-being and productivity. Editor’s note: This article is part of our International Women’s Day campaign and is based on this IGC project. In the...

    22 Mar 2021 | Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and mental health among the urban poor in India

     With a population of 1.3 billion people, of which many are informal workers lacking access to social security, India faces significant policy challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown. Based on surveys of husbands and wives in urban clusters of Delhi, this study provides evidence on the immediate and near-term impact of the crisis on the...

    22 Mar 2021 | Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy