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    Statement on arrest of Peter Biar Ajak

    We are deeply concerned to hear of the arrest on unspecified charges of Peter Biar Ajak. Peter Biar is a well-respected South Sudanese economist who has relentlessly supported the cause of peace and reconciliation in South Sudan. He is South Sudan Senior Advisor for the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and University of...

    30 Jul 2018

  • Blog post

    Apples, oranges and other fruit: Different forms of poverty

    US destitution is different to that found in developing countries, given the prevalence of social safety nets and better access to services. However, there are similar factors keeping people in poverty, such as poverty traps and inefficient government intervention. Better social safety nets are an important part of reducing the difference. In my last blog post, I touched...

    25 Jul 2018 | Theres Lessing

  • Blog post

    Government decentralisation and reform in Myanmar’s roads sector

    Myanmar is in the midst of an historic shift towards a more democratic and responsive government. In a radical departure from a highly centralised structure, the 2008 Constitution established 14 sub-national governments, with partially elected parliaments. In addition to their devolved political authority, a range of finance and administrative functions were ceded to this...

    19 Jul 2018 | Ildirim Valley

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual report 2017-2018

    This year, the IGC responded to pressing policy priorities and increased focus on countries affected by fragility – expanding our work to new places including Jordan and Somaliland. These engagements, alongside the wide reach of our initiative Cities that Work, have seen us influencing policy in 22 countries. In 2017–18, the IGC had 165 independently-audited...

    18 Jul 2018 |

  • Blog post

    Bolstering firm productivity and growth through IGC research

    A recent seminar organized by the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Pakistan Business Council (PBC) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA), brought together key stakeholders from the spheres of knowledge creation and policy formulation. The purpose of this gathering was to build bridges between academia,...

    18 Jul 2018 | Sharmin Arif

  • Blog post

    Improving KP’s development outcomes

    The idea that ICT facilitated and evidence-informed policymaking strengthens governance and improves service delivery is gaining momentum in the development discourse. In a first of its kind seminar held in Peshawar, solutions to removing governance and service delivery bottlenecks were presented and debated. Sessions on state capability, urban planning and growth...

    18 Jul 2018 | Sharmin Arif

  • Event

    Workshop on programmes for poverty alleviation and inclusive growth: International and Myanmar experience

    Economic growth by itself does not reduce poverty. Experience of many developing countries underscores the important role of targeted programmes in poverty alleviation and in making economic growth more inclusive. The Myanmar Development Institute (MDI), International Growth Centre (IGC), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are co-hosting an event on programmes for...

    5 July 2018

  • Event

    IGC-Gates Foundation India Programme Launch

    The IGC India country programmes are merging under a new partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage with government, research institutes, and other institutions in Bihar to build a strong, sustainable ecosystem of research and monitoring and evaluation in the state and throughout the country, and create the necessary local institutional capacity. The...

    5 May 2018

  • Event

    Fighting corruption is dangerous: in conversation with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Determined to root out the fraudulent claims and other schemes that drain the country of resources and ultimately deprive the poor of crucial services, the former Managing Director of the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala found herself and her family targeted for reprisals designed to force her to drop her anti-corruption campaign. She refused to stop or to resign, even as her...

    16 May 2018