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  • Project

    Vulnerabilities and solutions for Mozambican enterprises in face of the COVID-19 crisis

    This study proposes to the National Directorate of Economic Policies and Development of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Mozambique to conduct a phone-based enterprise survey through a partnership with IGC and NOVAFRICA. The survey aims to inform MEF's response to the COVID-19 crisis, improving its capacity to offer adequate solutions to challenges posed by the...

    10 Sep 2021 | Egas Daniel, Simão Paiva, Brais Álvarez Pereira, Yonesse Paris, Vitor Cavalcante

  • Project

    Technology adoption and market access: On-farm agribusinesses in Rwanda

    There are mechanisms and constraints that prevent subsistence farmers in Rwanda's large-scale hillside irrigation sites from transitioning to “farming-as-a-business" — producing high-value, export-oriented crops. Thus, in line with Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI), this research study is focused on finding pathways that ensure the sustainability of irrigation...

    10 Sep 2021 | John Loeser, Florence Kondylis

  • Event

    Supporting the development of Uganda’s 2nd national strategy for private sector development (2020/21 - 2024/25) through economic research session: Agriculture & agro-industrialization

    The Private Sector Development Unit (PSDU) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda is currently in the process of developing a National Strategy for Private Sector Development (NSPD). Anchored in the National Development Plan III (updated in July 2020 to reflect the impact of COVID-19), the new NSDP will be Uganda’s key...

    21 October 2020

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Services and economic development in Africa

    This paper presents data and analyses the structure of employment in thirteen African economies at the administrative unit level, with a focus on the role of services. We provide two novel pieces of evidence. First, we present a descriptive snapshot of changes in the composition of employment over time and across geographies. This reveals evidence of structural...

    1 Sep 2021 | Leonardo Baccini, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo

  • Event

    Trade agreements for private sector development

    https://youtu.be/QZ2K2FV4kHM You can also listen to the audio recording of the event here: IGC Admin · Trade agreements for private sector development   The Government of Uganda strives to promote private sector development and job creation through active participation in international trade agreements. However, planers and decision makers are aware that the...

    31 March 2021

  • Blog post

    BREAD 2021: Insights on mobility, health, and infrastructure

    The IGC hosted the BREAD Conference on Economics of Africa from 7-9 July and our new blog series explores key findings from research presented during the conference, including the following publicly available papers on topics such as mobility, health, and infrastructure. Perpetual motion: Human mobility and spatial frictions in three African countries (Blanchard, Gollin,...

    29 Jul 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Implementing the new Industrial Policy in Uganda: Key lessons from cross-country experience

    Leveraging industrialisation for growth in the long run in Uganda will require active policy reform to address key constraints to value addition and to unlock globally competitive production. In light of this, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has developed a revised 2021 Industrial Policy which provides direction to Uganda’s future industrialisation...

    22 Jul 2021 | Priya Manwaring

  • Event

    IGC-Stanford conference on firms, trade and development

    IGC and the Stanford King Center on Global Development are hosting a two-day conference on November 4 and 5 on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.”This event is organized by David Atkin (MIT), Matilde Bombardini (Berkeley), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Imran Rasul (UCL), Meredith Startz (Dartmouth), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), and Chris...

    4–5 November 2021

  • Blog post

    BREAD 2021: Insights on agriculture

    The IGC hosted the BREAD Conference on Economics of Africa from 7-9 July and our new blog series explores key findings from research presented during the conference, including the following publicly available papers on agriculture. Some interesting findings are below. Agriculture is a large economic sector in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for an estimated 15 to 23% of...

    19 Jul 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

  • Project

    Improving labour market efficiency in Ghana: A field experiment

    The labour market in Ghana is largely characterised by informal recruitment practices. While these practices are not inherently bad, the scale at which they occur reduces the information flow and competitiveness in the recruitment process, obstructing the efficiency of the labour market in matching vacancies to more suitable candidates. According to the World Economic...

    15 Jul 2021 | Monica Lambon-Quayefio, Henry Telli, Kofi Asante