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  • Publication - Project Report

    An agenda for spatial economic research in Rwanda

    This paper aims to illustrate the potential that spatial economics has to reveal policy-relevant insights in Rwanda. For six thematic policy areas, we make the case for the policy relevance of spatial economic analysis, present existing data and analysis on Rwanda, highlight interesting examples of international research, and suggest ideas for further research that may have...

    5 Apr 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Patrick McSharry, Alexis Sebarenzi Gatoni, Ande Shen

  • Publication - Project Report

    Cross verification of revenue using remote sensing data

    24 Mar 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj

  • Blog post

    Where are African women in climate change policy?

    Climate change is not experienced equally – Africa is more vulnerable to its effects than other continents, and African women are more vulnerable than men. A key underlying factor is women’s reliance on the natural environment. This article explores how African women can be prioritised in climate change policy through gender mainstreaming, focusing particularly on the...

    17 Mar 2022 | Kezia Fortuin

  • Project

    How gender and migrant status affects collective action among street vendors

    Cities across sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing an influx of migration from rural regions and abroad, creating challenges for sustainable growth and development. Ensuring the economic and social incorporation of these foreign or rural migrants into the urban political economy is a critical challenge. While migrants face intense market competition (livelihood) in some...

    11 Mar 2022 | Alice Xu, Shelley Liu

  • Project

    Integrated resilient development in a coastal city: The case of Accra

    The floodwater in Accra, the capital of Ghana, accumulated dramatically in 2015 due to the densification of its drainage networks, waste dumping, and the missing discharge capacity throughout the Odaw Basin. After the floods in 2015, a CityStrength Diagnostic was performed by engaging a wide range of stakeholders and concluded that a programme to improve overall drainage...

    11 Mar 2022 | Hsi-Chuan Wang

  • Blog post

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: Can risk communication help?

    Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and small- and medium-sized low-income cities are particularly vulnerable. In a recent project, I study if communicating risk can help prepare urban households for inevitable shocks affecting their livelihoods. Early results show that an easily scalable video intervention increased flood...

    24 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: Can risk communication help?

    Information dissemination can be a powerful tool to guide, educate, and capacitate citizens in preparation for natural disasters. This study conducted in Mozambique seeks to provide actionable insights about the role of risk communication in urban flood risk management. Through video interventions and in-person surveys with residents in Quelimane in the months...

    23 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Blog post

    Do subways improve urban air quality?

    Data from around the world show that a new subway system can improve air quality in highly polluted cities Air pollution is a major threat to human health and the climate. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of the world’s population is exposed to harmful pollution levels and about seven million people die prematurely each year as a result (WHO 2020)....

    21 Feb 2022 | Matthew Turner, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Stefano Polloni, Nicolas Gendron-Carrier

  • Publication - Project Report

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: A field experiment on risk communication

    Accurate forecasts and risk information do not always bring about the desired preparedness actions from communities at risk of natural disasters. This paper provides evidence on the effectiveness of two video interventions aimed at increasing flood risk awareness and preparedness of households in a Mozambican coastal city.

    18 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Event

    IGC Cities that Work on infrastructure projects for African integration into global value chains

    As part of webinar series organised by the Pitch World First, IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how as the AfCFTA is unfolding and African countries are looking at being more and more interconnected, how can infrastructure projects work for African integration into global value chains? Together with African ministries this session was on the...

    21 April 2021