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  • Case Study: Firms

    Increasing women’s participation in the workforce

    Our research indicates that access to education, finance, and transportation can help increase women's independence and participation in the labour force.

    27 Feb 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Exploring key challenges to firm success in Uganda

    22 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    AfCFTA: Africa is moving too slowly towards economic integration

    Africa’s quest for a single market dates back to the establishment of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) in 1963. The OAU, which brought together Africa’s newly independent nations, had at its heart intra-Africa economic integration. In fact, it aimed to emulate Europe by creating an African Economic Community, encompassing a single market and a customs union. In...

    18 Feb 2019 | Olu Fasan

  • Blog post

    Tracking constraints to micro-enterprise growth in Kenya and Uganda

    Existing surveys that aim to measure and track barriers to business growth often under-represent micro-enterprises and small informal firms. Our pilot, which targeted a sample of small scale entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda in a survey conducted by phone, suggests that such enterprises may face a very different set of constraints to growth. This exposes a potential...

    14 Feb 2019 | Tavneet Suri

  • Event

    National AGOA Response Strategy Launch & Forum on Trade and Private Sector

    The Sierra Leone Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the IGC are launching the National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Response Strategy at an event on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at the Golden Tulip (formerly Kimbima) Hotel, Aberdeen, starting at 8:30 am. Hon. Peter B. Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, will launch the AGOA...

    12 February 2019

  • Blog post

    Management in Pakistan: Performance and conflict

    Research on Pakistan offers a fascinating insight into the impact of terrorist events on the deterioration of managerial practices.  The causes and consequences of the vast dispersion in productivity within and across countries has been the subject of research for decades. Recently, researchers have woken up to the important role of management practices in firms to...

    6 Feb 2019 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Promoting industrialisation in Rwanda: Five ideas and twelve policy actions

    To attain middle-income status by 2035, Rwanda will have to accelerate the growth of its industrial sector – and maintain double digit annual growth in exports for coming decades. An active industrial policy can help. Industrial policy spans policy domains well beyond the normal purview of a normal commerce and trade ministry. Policy instruments include public...

    5 Feb 2019 | Richard Newfarmer, Anna Twum

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Filling the gap: How information can help jobseekers

    This Growth Brief presents new evidence on interventions that target gaps in labour market information. It finds interventions that certify skills are particularly effective at helping jobseekers secure higher-paying jobs.

    29 Jan 2019 | Stefano Caria, Theres Lessing

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Video: Helping young Ethiopians find jobs

    IGC researcher Girum Abebe of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute discusses a randomised evaluation of two job programmes helping young Ethiopians find jobs in Addis Ababa.

    28 Jan 2019

  • Publication - Working Paper

    International buyers’ sourcing and suppliers’ markups in Bangladeshi garments

    24 Jan 2019 | Julia Cajal Grossi, Rocco Macchiavello, Guillermo Noguera