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  • Publication - Project Report

    Promoting trade and investment in Sierra Leone

    This report seeks to review and analyse some of the issues related to Sierra Leone's economy with a view to promoting trade and inclusive growth.

    20 May 2021 | Philip English, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Herbert M'cleod, Wilbourne Showers

  • Publication - Project Report

    Job portals and labour market frictions

    20 May 2021 | Erin Kelley, Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Improving public services: A case study of two not-for-profit companies in Punjab

    Over the past decade, the Government of Punjab set up a number of government-owned public companies under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017 to deliver specific public services such as waste management, public transport, infrastructure development, and skills training with the legal and financial autonomy necessary for efficiency and transparency. The experience...

    20 May 2021 | Umair Javed, Ijaz Nabi

  • Publication - Project Report

    Incentives in support of the agricultural sector in the East African Community (EAC)

    18 May 2021 | Kym Anderson, Derek Apell, Signe Nelgen

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The rental market in an industrialising city: Working paper

    In this paper we present new descriptive evidence from a unique survey of landlords carried out in the industrialising city of Hawassa, Ethiopia. In 2017, Hawassa saw the creation of a large industrial park employing today over 20,000 workers. We show that the rental market appears to be fairly competitive: most of the rental housing is offered by private landlords who own...

    18 May 2021 | Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Stefan Dercon

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making training programmes more effective: Evidence from the DDU-GKY programme in India

    To tackle youth unemployment, the Indian government implements large-scale training programmes combined with job placement. The effectiveness of these programmes is hampered by high drop-out rates.

    18 May 2021 | Bhaskar Chakravorty, Wiji Arulampalam, Clément Imbert, Roland Rathelot

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making privatisation work for Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has embarked on a major programme to privatise some of its key state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as part of a broader effort to reform the economy and expand the role of the private sector. The country is attracting large volumes of foreign direct investment, being one of the top 10 recipients in the African continent (UNCTAD, 2019). This brief is based on a...

    18 May 2021 | Abbi Mamo Kedir, Biniam Bedasso

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The rental market in an industrialising city

    A key policy objective of the Ethiopian government is to accelerate industrialisation through the creation of several industrial parks across the country. An ongoing IGC project in Hawassa Industrial Park shows the role of housing shortages and rental prices in triggering worker absenteeism and turnover. We conduct quantitative surveys to explore the housing market...

    18 May 2021 | Stefan Dercon, Stefano Caria, Nicolas Lippolis

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Incentives to support agriculture in the East African Community: Lessons for Rwanda

    As one of the potential drivers of Rwanda’s economic growth, agro-processing industries are supported with measures including tax incentives, import tariff protection, and supporting infrastructure. Analysis of Rwanda’s agricultural market shows substantial policy weight is assigned to staple cereal crops such as rice, maize, and wheat – translating into price...

    18 May 2021 | Derek Apell, Signe Nelgen, Kym Anderson

  • Blog post

    The resilience of informal labour markets: Insights from Uganda

    While the lockdown in Uganda resulted in a large but temporary shock to SME activity, mature labour relationships were highly resilient to the lockdown, and a large share of workers were able to temporarily engage in alternative income generating activities during the lockdown. On 30th of March 2020, the Government of Uganda implemented a hard lockdown for a 14-day...

    18 May 2021 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume