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    Why and when top down management of foreign aid doesn’t work

    Daniel Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) joins Jonathan Leape, Executive Director at IGC in conversation on how aid agencies can benefit from giving field agents the authority to use their own judgments to guide aid delivery. In Navigation by Judgment (Oxford University Press, 2018)...

    9 May 2018

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    Determinants of global air pollution exposure

    The map below is based on 14 years of remotely sensed measurements of airborne particulates. It shows unsurprising patterns in the distribution of air pollution across the globe. There are high levels of pollution in China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural burning in the Amazon is important for central South America. North America and Europe are relatively...

    16 Mar 2018 | Lorenzo Aldeco, Lint Barrage , Matthew Turner

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    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018

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    Understanding how political violence impacts spending patterns

    Using spending pattern insights and media reports of violence, we can see how fear can heavily influence consumers. Politically motivated violence has important economic effects. Apart from the direct impact of terrorism on its victims, it deters investment in education and businesses. The fear of violence has driven millions of people away from their homes every year,...

    12 Mar 2018 | Tim Besley, Thiemo Fetzer, Hannes Mueller

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    Cholera in Zambia: Treating the causes, not the symptoms

    The recurrent cholera outbreaks in Zambia should provoke reflection on the root causes. Together with a strategic focus on improving water and sanitation infrastructure it will be necessary to complement new investments with reforms to address the problem of weak institutions to achieve a lasting solution to the problem. Since October last year, Zambia has been battling a...

    9 Mar 2018 | Miljan Sladoje, Anand Rajaram

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    Do school electrification and provision of digital media deliver educational benefits?

    Does school electrification affect educational achievement? Does jointly providing educational video affect educational achievement? A first of its kind study in Tanzania attempts to find answers to these questions. There is a substantial gap in economic literature exploring the effect of school electrification on education achievement. Recently, a cross-sector...

    5 Mar 2018 | Michael Greenstone, Hee Kwon Seo

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    Electronic salary payment for better financial planning in Bangladesh

    Electronic payments smooth consumption by reducing transaction costs and avoiding drops in consumption at the end of the month, thereby generating welfare benefits for workers and business. However, this is dependent on the timing of the payment. Low-income households around the world face the challenge of budgeting their monthly lump-sum salary payment until the next...

    28 Feb 2018 | Emily Breza, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper

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    Vocational training programs in India are leaving women behind, but this needn’t be the case

    Less than 25% of women are employed in their skilled job for more than three months and are also less likely to receive and accept job offers than men. Migration is a key constraint, with job location being a strong predictor of female outcomes. Skill India Many low- and middle-income countries have launched government-funded vocational training programmes to help youth...

    23 Feb 2018 | Charity Troyer Moore

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    Policy reform and economic change: Findings from IGC studies in Ethiopia

    This half-day event showcases evidence form IGC-funded research projects that focus on industrial development and public service delivery and aims to share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia. The conference brings together policy stakeholders and local and international researchers. The projects covered by this event...

    22 February 2018

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    Advancing gender equality: The path to economic growth

    Recent research on closing the gender gap has revealed that gender parity has shifted into reverse for the first time since 2006 (World Economic Forum). Although some countries have recorded significant progress, girls and women around the world remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. Eliminating barriers to equality and creating...

    7 March 2018