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  • Blog post

    Can the MSME sector transform the Tanzanian economy?

    Although it’s true that the average MSMEs and informal firm is small and doesn’t grow, this doesn’t mean that MSMEs don’t have a key role to play in economic growth and structural transformation. Evidence suggests that a small number of high growth firms can have a growth and productivity impact. Policy needs to accommodate different types of MSMEs and target policy...

    23 Mar 2018 | Joshua Chipman

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    The economic gender gap in the garment sector in Bangladesh and Ghana

    An oversupply of female entrepreneurs results in fewer opportunities for women. This is compounded by higher costs of changing jobs for women due to household responsibilities, and promotion rates being significantly lower for females than males. The gender gap and economic participation The findings of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) research on closing the gender gap...

    31 Jan 2018 | Laura Sili

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    Are apps the future of NGO service delivery?

    NGOs are increasingly adopting and supporting digital approaches to improve and extend their service delivery. In this article, Tasmiah Rahman draws on the Maya Apa App as an example of this shift and highlights how data can be used to tailor service delivery to key groups. Moving the ‘women’ issue forward Gender equality mainstreaming is at the forefront...

    25 Apr 2017 | Tasmiah Rahman

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    Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia

    In this article, Jennifer Johnson and Nalini Gulati highlight the different trajectories of women’s economic empowerment across South Asia, based on a recent policy dialogue hosted by Evidence for Policy Design. On 23-24 March, ‘Smart Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ brought together policymakers, private-sector actors, and civil-society representatives...

    21 Apr 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Jennifer Johnson

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    Barriers to labour migration in Bangladesh’s garment sector

    A rigorous randomised controlled trial (RCT) impact study shows how a targeted training-programme, stipend and on-the-job training (OJT) intervention may have a significant effect on worker participation in Bangladesh’s ready-made garments (RMG) sector. Interestingly, training is only effective in increasing participation in the sector when it is bundled with a stipend,...

    15 Mar 2017 | Abu Shonchoy

  • Event

    IGC panel - REPOA annual research conference

    The IGC presented a panel discussion at the REPOA annual research conference on March 30 in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). The overall theme of this year's conference was “Institutions and Industrialization”. The Tanzania PM was the guest of honour and policy makers, politicians, research donor partners and other senior civil servants were also present. IGC...

    30 March 2017

  • Event

    IGC/CEPR Labour and Entrepreneurship Conference

    IGC, in cooperation with CEPR, hosted a conference on labour and entrepreneurship on 4th and 5th May at the London School of Economics. This conference provided a forum for high quality research in the field of labour economics and entrepreneurship; it brought together top academics to present new ideas and discuss the future direction of research. The conference also...

    4–5 May 2017

  • Blog post

    How Zimbabwe can embrace the future of work

    Local contexts must be given as much prominence as global in the debate about the future of work, argues LSE’s McDonald Lewanika. The future of work is at the centre of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) centenary conversations for 2019 when it turns 100. This multi-sector global debate focuses on four conversations: work and society; decent jobs;...

    23 Jan 2017 | McDonald Lewanika