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    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

  • Adam Cohn / Fruit Vendors, Faisalabad Night Market, Pakistan
    Publication - Project Report

    As multilateralism ebbs, preferential trade agreements are on the rise

    Early proponents of FTAs/PTAs were of the view that they could somewhat circuitously support the cause of multilateralism that was then and now seen as the first best approach to trade liberalization and the one that minimizes the risk of trade diversion. That optimism has faded. The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has requested IGC-Pakistan to support a study on a...

    7 Jan 2022 | Shahid Yusuf

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    Economic Growth Forum: Economic resilience, recovery and resurgent growth in Uganda

    The Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development, in partnership with IGC Uganda, organises the Economic Growth Forum - a high-level conference on Uganda’s economy held regularly since 2017. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss key growth challenges, learn from policy experiences in other countries, and identify a course of actions to drive...

    13 January 2022

  • Publication - Project Report

    Leveraging public-private partnerships for service delivery

    From 2010 onwards, the Government of Punjab set up a range of government-owned public sector companies (approximately 56 companies registered under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017) to deliver specific public services such as waste management, public transport, parking regulation, infrastructure development, and skills training among others. This project attempted to...

    16 Dec 2021 | Umair Javed, Bakhtiar Iqbal, Ijaz Nabi

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    Inclusive international trade: Assisting female-led firms in export development

    While many lower- and middle-income countries aim to grow and diversify their exports, enabling small and medium sized firms to export and enter global value chains remains a key challenge. This is particularly true for female-led firms, which only compose 5-10% of all firms in the MENA region and overall less than 20% in other parts of the Global South. So far, there is...

    22 Nov 2021 | Amira Bouziri, Fabian Scheifele, Florian Münch, Teo Firpo

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    Infrastructure for Development Conference

    Infrastructure, Recovery & Growth: Building out from the Pandemic The third Infrastructure for Development Conference (#Infra4Dev)  The Infrastructure for Development Conference series (#Infra4Dev) is an initiative of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, aiming to promote dialogue and exchange between leading edge economic researchers and the wider...

    3–4 March 2022

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    Measuring Rwanda's import and export of education and health services

    International trade in services is increasing over the years. In Rwanda, one of the two service categories that are traded (both import and export) are health and education. For health, some Rwandan residents who need special medical treatment travel abroad to seek medical attention from specialists, while patients from some neighbouring countries come for medical treatment...

    16 Nov 2021 | Tharcisse Nzasingizimana, Vital Habinshuti

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    Informal clustering, firm growth, and the impact of the COVID-19 shock

    In Kampala, firms are heavily concentrated in the Central Business District (CBD), where they operate next to one another in high-density, informal clusters (UBOS 2011). Manufacturing firms operating in these clusters are smaller than in terms of number of employees and do not grow over time. Demand shocks that arise from COVID-19 are likely to be more severe in denser...

    16 Nov 2021 | Anna Vitali

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    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course, Spring 2022

    Modules on Education; Credit, insurance, and risk; and Migration The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), is offering a virtual PhD non-credit course for the spring of 2022. This semester-long course will cover education; credit, insurance, and risk; and migration. Future courses will...

    27 January 2022

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    Publication - Synthesis paper

    Sudan in the global economy: Opportunities for integration and inclusive growth (Arabic)

    1 Nov 2021 | Joevas Asare, Shima Awad, Sarah Logan, Patrick Mathewson, Camilla Sacchetto