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    Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2019: Industrialisation for job creation and shared prosperity

    The Ugandan economy has experienced significant recovery since 2016, with increased levels of growth in recent years across the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. However, despite these successes, there remain significant development challenges that threaten Uganda’s long term growth trajectory, particularly in the context of sluggish global growth...

    22 August 2019

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    Strengthening state effectiveness for gender-inclusive development

    Economic growth is always a gendered process and the in-built gender inequalities can hinder the progress towards inclusive growth. Existing evidence suggest that unless we consider the gender dimensions of inclusive growth and policies for inclusive growth address the existing gender gaps, one will always raise concerns over the nature of growth. Instead of questioning the...

    9 August 2019

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    IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth

    When: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Where: Inspire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi The IGC India Research Conference: Evidence for inclusive growth presents and discusses frontier research from IGC and LSE economists examining key components of inclusive economic growth in India. Specifically, the conference is organised by sessions on the...

    10 September 2019

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    Ideas for India panel discussion on financing development in India

    When: 6:30 - 8:00pm, Monday, 9 September Where: Desire Hall, Le Méridien Hotel New Delhi One of the key challenges facing the growth process in India is to find an effective way to finance investment. Banks, especially the public sector banks, are stressed and so are the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). Due to rural distress, farmers have been demanding loan...

    9 September 2019

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    Can the microcredit model be improved?

    The long-term impact of microcredit on peoples’ lives is limited: new research reveals it can help more people by modifying and extending its model. Microcredit is frequently touted as an effective policy tool to fight global poverty. Its global profile was elevated in 2006 when Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microcredit....

    30 Jul 2019 | Vikas Dimble, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

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    What will aid and development look like under UK Prime Minister Johnson?

    As the Conservative Party leadership contest draws to a close, Britain has finally seen a new Prime Minister enter the famous black door of 10 Downing Street. It’s a surprise to few that Boris Johnson has won the race to succeed Theresa May, opening a new chapter in the nation’s Brexit saga. What lies ahead for the development sector? In the 2016 referendum, Johnson...

    25 Jul 2019 | Jamie Green

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    Summer School in Development Economics Patna, 1-6 August 2019

    The International Growth Centre, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai and the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata (IDSK) is organising the 1st IGC Patna Summer School in Development Economics 1-6 August 2019. The workshop will be held at the Maurya...

    1 August 2019

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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