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    IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 2019

    The International Growth Centre, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi is organising the 5th IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics 5-9 July 2019. The workshop is held at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. The workshop is intended for advanced PhD students,...

    5–9 July 2019

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    India 2019: Catching the clickbait generation

    A group of young people greater than the population of Germany will vote for the first time in India’s 17 Lok Sabha elections. LSE PhD student Tom Wilkinson explains why this segment of the Indian electorate has become such an important demographic during this year’s election campaign. The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a rap video for first-time voters a...

    21 May 2019 | Tom Wilkinson

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    IGC Quick Clicks: DFID’s new leader and what it means for UK aid

    On 1 May, UK Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new Secretary of State for International Development. Rory Stewart, who was previously serving as Minister of State for Prisons, was appointed after a cabinet reshuffle that saw the previous Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, picked to be the country’s first female Defence Secretary. What might this new leadership mean for the...

    20 May 2019 | Emilie Yam

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    First ILO-CEPR-IGC-UNIGE Conference on labour markets in developing countries

    The conference provides a forum for high-quality work in labour and development economics and a platform for researchers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and to engage in policy discussions. The event brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. The Conference counts with the presentation of 9 papers from experts around the world. It also...

    8–9 May 2019

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    Should graduation programmes replace the more conventional cash transfers?

    The past decade has seen an exponential rise in social protection initiatives – mostly in the form of unconditional cash transfer programmes. In Latin America, Africa and South Asia, these emerge as promising interventions to reduce poverty. There is also a rising global trend of using conditionalities linked to such transfers to increase school enrolment, and access to...

    3 May 2019 | Hina Shaikh

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    Technology and the future of work in developing economies

    2018 has been a year for critical debates on the impact of emerging technology on jobs and the imminent threats and challenges of automation. Although the prospects of development and fast-approaching opportunities are advocated by many tech optimists, they have often been eclipsed by gloomier forecasts, such as “The robots are coming”, “Underestimating AI could be...

    20 Mar 2019 | Laura Sili

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    Balance for better: Advancing women’s political leadership

    Studies suggest that when women serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also are better at delivering public services. In India, IGC researchers find that women legislators are less likely to be corrupt and more efficient at completing projects. However, from the local to the global level, women’s leadership and political participation...

    6 March 2019

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    The struggle for South Sudan: Challenges of security and state formation

    South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has experienced a rocky start to its existence as an independent nation. Less than three years after gaining independence in 2011 following a violent liberation war, the country slid back into conflict. Today the present crisis of war, economic downturns, human rights violations, state fragility, and internally displaced persons in...

    19 February 2019

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    IGC Quick Clicks: A new world order in the making? Highlights from Davos

    A short summary of the main themes covered at the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. “It can’t be business as usual amid constant protests, riots, shutdowns and escalating social tensions”. These words were written by Seth Klarman, touted as the next Warren Buffet by Fortune, and titled the ‘most successful and influential investor you've probably never...

    25 Jan 2019 | Nidhi Parekh