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    Study finds COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low- and middle-income countries than in richer countries

    Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%).  The study provides one of the first...

    19 Jul 2021

  • Project

    Cash and compliance with social distancing: Experimental evidence from Ghana

    Due to high population density, difficulty in enforcing compliance with social distancing and self-isolation, and economic vulnerability, the COVID-19 pandemic may be especially devastating for households in African countries. This project aims to understand the role that cash transfers can play as a policy tool both to increase household resilience during the pandemic...

    14 Jul 2021 | Chris Udry, Matt Lowe, Dean Karlan

  • Event

    Sustainable futures: A conversation with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Matthieu Teachout

    How can we promote a sustainable approach to growth that leaves no one behind? In the first video of our #SustainableGrowth interview series, Abou Bakarr Kamara (Country Economist for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia) is joined by Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone) and Matthieu Teachout (IGC Director of Policy and Research) in a conversation...

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Tracking prices during COVID-19 in Kenya and Uganda

    This project serves as a proof of concept exploring whether it is possible to collect high-quality, high-frequency price data at scale through a crowd-sourcing approach. We collected over 39,000 price quotes of essential food items in Kenya and Uganda between April 2020 and mid-March 2021, featuring a wide geographic coverage. The findings suggest that prices were...

    9 Jul 2021 | George Kinyanjui, Doreen Rubatsimbira , Verena Wiedemann

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Saas, bahu, and ASHA: Information diffusion and behavioural change in rural Bihar

    Our study shows that Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers have enhanced awareness of maternal and child health issues, leading to substantial behavioural change.

    9 Jul 2021 | Mousumi Dutta, Saswata Ghosh, Zakir Husain

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Ensuring food security during pandemics: Lessons from the COVID-19 lockdown in Bihar

    The lockdown to contain COVID-19 was expected to threaten food security and lead to a deterioration of nutritional status, particularly of women and children. A two-part study of six districts in Bihar compared dietary practices of women and their youngest child between pre-lockdown and lockdown periods. It found a decline in dietary practices among women and that...

    9 Jul 2021 | Zakir Husain, Saswata Ghosh, Mousumi Dutta

  • Publication - Project Report

    Herself and her children: How worse off are they? Impact of COVID-19 in rural Bihar

    2 Jul 2021 | Zakir Husain, Saswata Ghosh, Mousumi Dutta

  • Blog post

    Prospectus of city growth: Rethinking planning in Amman

    City administrations worldwide found themselves grappling with urban development issues that became more pressing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greater Amman Municipality conducted a retrospective assessment effort to better understand its early response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IGC hosted a webinar examining the city’s self-assessment experience, which...

    14 Jun 2021 | Fuad Malkawi, Patrick Lamson-Hall, Sandra Hiari

  • Blog post

    Winners or losers? The COVID-19 impact on Zambian manufacturing firms

    The demand- and supply-side shocks on Zambian manufacturing firms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have had mixed effects on firms’ sales and exports. In a recent survey of firms’ experiences, government response measures have reportedly been unaligned to these needs and thus underutilised as a set of support services. As a part of an ongoing IGC project on the...

    9 Jun 2021 | Mwanda Phiri, Shimukunku Manchishi

  • Publication - Project Report

    The impact of COVID-19 on Amhara National Regional State’s economy (Final report)

    7 Jun 2021 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Beyene, Tilahun Emiru