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    Arjan De Wagt

    Arjan de Wagt is Chief of the Nutrition section, UNICEF India country office, New Delhi. He has over 25 years’ international experience in several countries and specialises in the management of severe acute malnutrition, emergency nutrition and nutrition in HIV. Previously, he was Chief of Nutrition section of UNICEF Nigeria where he led the nutrition programme, including...

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    Formalizing informal taxation: Evidence from the D.R. Congo

    Informal taxation, which often involves contributing labour toward local public goods provision, is a frequently overlooked source of local public finance in developing countries. However, in most countries the incidence of informal taxation is regressive: poor households often contribute more work hours than better-off households, and at times the most disadvantaged...

    22 Jan 2021 | Augustin Bergeron, Gabriel Tourek, Jonathan Weigel

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    Gabriel Tourek

    Gabriel Tourek is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and J-PAL working with the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative. His research focusses on political economy and public economics, and market and behavioural frictions that constrain firms' decision-making and growth.

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    Augustin Bergeron

    Augustin Bergeron is a PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government (Economics Track) at Harvard University. His research interests are in development economics, with intersecting interests in public economics and political economy.

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    Jonathan Weigel

    Jonathan Weigel is an assistant professor in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics, and an affiliate of STICERD, CEPR, and EGAP. His research explores the role of state capacity in development with a focus on taxation.

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 and fake news: Counteracting misinformation in India’s slums

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups for contracting COVID-19 is the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. Our study considered slums of two Indian cities in Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow and Kanpur. Slum dwellers lost their livelihoods, experienced reductions in income, and the majority were not...

    21 Jan 2021 | Britta Augsburg, Alex Armand, Antonella Bancalari

  • Publication - Project Report

    What is the fiscal costs of tax incentives in Uganda?

    20 Jan 2021 | Nada Eissa, Priya Manwaring, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer

  • Event

    IGC India online event: Rethinking nutrition

    https://youtu.be/D19cA4vN6lY The recent release of NFHS 5 data by the Government of India has highlighted the growing concern around malnutrition in India; with most states showing a trend of worsening in child nutrition indicators such as childhood stunting, wasting and underweight. As per the NFHS 5 data, between the time period 2015-16 and 2019-20, in seven out of ten...

    29 January 2021

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    Prasanta Tripathy

    Prasanta Tripathy is Secretary and Director of Ekjut - an NGO based in India involved in community-based studies to improve maternal and child health in the underserved districts of India. He is also an ASHOKA Fellow and a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Fellow. Ekjut's collaborative work won the Trial of the Year from Society for clinical Trials in...