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  • Publication - Working Paper

    Why Are Indian Children Shorter Than African Children?

    22 Sep 2015 | Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande

  • Blog post

    What happens when you give $50,000 to an aspiring Nigerian entrepreneur?

    Most firms in developing countries have no paid workers, and hardly any reach the size of 10 workers or more. For example, Hsieh and Olken (2014, p.93) report that in India and Indonesia “the fraction of firms with less than 10 workers is almost visually indistinguishable from 100 percent”, and in Nigeria, survey data indicate that 99.6 percent of firms have fewer than...

    10 Sep 2015 | David McKenzie

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Education reforms, bureaucracy, and the puzzles of implementation

    1 Sep 2015 | Yamini Aiyar, Ambrish Dongre, Vincy Davis

  • Blog post

    Governing growth: How business regulations can foster productivity

    The relationship between entrepreneurship and growth is both complex and varied. This blog explores how wide-scale regulatory reform has the potential to drive economic growth among the poorest countries. Economic growth is an essential part of economic development and poverty reduction. Evidence shows that at times of economic growth the incomes of the poorest 40%...

    20 Aug 2015 | Raian Divanbeigi, Rita Ramalho

  • Event

    Tackling extreme poverty: Evidence from the field

    IGC/BRAC Ultra-poor Conference Location: London School of Economics and Political Science Search the hashtag #LSEultrapoor to see tweets related to this event As the first of the newly adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, eradicating extreme poverty constitutes a major challenge for governments and organisation across the globe entering the...

    9 December 2015

  • Blog post

    Solving India’s sanitation puzzle

    60% of the world’s open defecation happens in India, and 70% of households in rural India defecate in the open. Widespread open defecation persists in rural India not because of a lack of infrastructure, but because of unique cultural practices concerning ritual impurity, and a history of caste and untouchability

    6 May 2015 | Sangita Vyas

  • News Item

    Building demand for affordable latrines is key for sanitation in India, shows new research by the International Growth Centre

    The Indian Government’s long-running latrine construction programme has been the almost exclusive focus of sanitation policy in India. However, research funded by the International Growth Centre suggests that this will do little to improve public hygiene unless the Government addresses lack of demand for affordable latrines in Indian villages.

    28 Apr 2015

  • Project

    Health insurance engagement

    Sierra Leone’s health sector has significantly underperformed since the end of the civil war The Government solicited advice from IGC to help design a social health insurance scheme for the informal sector Researchers worked with the Directorate of Policy, Planning and Information (DPPI) providing input on the design of the insurance plan The Sierra...

    24 Apr 2015 | Rachel Glennerster, Anne Karing, Pankaj Verma

  • Blog post

    When entrepreneurship training matters most

    Providing entrepreneurs with business skills to help them grow their firms is important, but one size does not fit all. Policymakers can achieve greater impact by better targeting their training interventions. If you want to help micro and small businesses survive, grow and create employment, building their marketing skills may be a good place to start

    20 Apr 2015 | Janine Titley, Stephen Anderson-Macdonald