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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The economic effects of COVID-19 on garment factories in Bangladesh

    COVID-19 poses a challenge to the future of Bangladesh’s apparel sector and its economy. This research provides evidence on its economic impact from a survey with a representative random sample of members from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA)’s members. Our survey shows that, on average, BGMEA member factories experienced a...

    13 Oct 2021 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2020-2021

    The 2020-2021 period was one fundamentally shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the work of IGC and its in-country partners. The IGC delivered notable policy impact relating to COVID-19, supporting our national policy counterparts with robust and timely data-driven insight to actively support policy decision-making. IGC has been careful and...

    11 Oct 2021 |

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2019-2020

    In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the IGC. Our country teams have adapted to maintain their responsiveness to policymakers, our researchers have adapted to answer new urgent questions and work around travel restrictions, and our London staff have navigated the management of projects, events, communications and changing budgets while working...

    11 Oct 2021 |

  • Project

    Recovery from the COVID-19 shock and the informal labour market in urban Uganda

    As COVID-19 cases continue to escalate across developing countries, many governments reimposed harsh lockdown policies, reversing months of gradual economic recovery. In Uganda, public transport and non-essential businesses were suspended for 42 days, echoing a prior shutdown through April-June 2020. These restrictions significantly impacted the informal economy, where...

    5 Oct 2021 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume, Jung Hyuk Lee, Alessandra Peter

  • Project

    Investigating FDI linkages in developing countries

    Foreign investment into Uganda has been increasing in recent years. However, the extent to which this investment is yielding significant returns for the local economy is uncertain. To date, there is little known about the differential performance and impact of foreign firms in Uganda, and therefore limited evidence from which to design policies to make the most of Foreign...

    5 Oct 2021 | Isabela Manelici, Priya Manwaring, Jose Vasquez Carvajal

  • Project

    Cross-sectoral movements of labour in a low-income country: Evidence from Uganda

    In this project we plan to employ a newly sourced matched employer-employee dataset in Uganda to explore the cross-sectoral and cross-firm movement of labour in a low-income country. Using this data, we aim to shed light on: The extent to which workers are able to progress up the job ladder and match with good and productive employers; The relative importance of...

    5 Oct 2021 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio

  • Event

    Features of the Ethiopian labour market: Structure and response to shocks

    This webinar features presentations of the Ethiopian labour market along with the impact of the pandemic on jobs and responses led by high-level experts from Jobs Creation Commission, the International Growth Centre (IGC), World Bank Group (WBG), and Oxford University (OU). Many ideas on the changing world of work and labour market recovery are shared during this engaging...

    5 August 2021

  • 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