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  • Blog post

    Todas as Fichas num Único Feijão: Lições da Crise de Feijão Bóer de 2017

    Nos últimos anos, a rápida expansão da produção de feijão bóer dinamizou a economia rural na Zona Centro-Norte de Moçambique. Porém, a queda drástica do preço em 2017 gerou uma crise nas zonas de maior produção e chama a atenção para a necessidade de se melhorar o acompanhamento das dinâmicas do mercado e de um esforço conjunto para a...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Event

    Twitter chat: Policy solutions to combat corruption

    Host @The_IGC Key discussants Paul Ashin @IMFLive – Senior Financial Sector Expert, Legal department, IMF Kweku Opoku-Agyemang @Kweku_OA – Research Fellow, Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, Berkeley Christine Clough @Christine_Clgh – Acting Communications Director, Global Financial Integrity Alina Rocha Menocal...

    8 December 2017

  • Blog post

    Clarence Blay: ‘Ghana has 140,000 mobile money agents versus 1,300 bank branches’

    The most famous mobile payments system in Africa, MPesa, allows users to make payments by sending text messages from simple mobile phones, not necessarily smart ones. The idea has started a new wave of mobile payments and transfers in the continent, and governments are taking steps to help this ingenious solution usher in a new era of financial inclusion for their...

    20 Nov 2017 | Helena Vieira

  • Blog post

    Overcoming barriers to women’s mobility in Pakistan

    Expanding transport networks, scheduling services, providing reliable transport in peri-urban areas, improving the design of women’s-only services, educating drivers and conductors on sexual harassment, and improving public safety improve mobility. Social norms against women coming into close contact with unrelated men, and the discomfort, social stigma, and fear of...

    17 Nov 2017 | Fizzah Sajjad, Katherine Vyborny, Ghulam Abbas Anjum, Erica Field

  • Blog post

    Transport and job accessibility: Towards a competitive and inclusive Accra

    A working age individual can only reach up to 32% of formal jobs by tro-tro within 60 minutes. Poor connectivity harms labour and firm outcomes. There is a need for investment in public transit, land-use reforms and low-income urban housing policies. Cities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are urbanising at an unprecedented pace. As a result, they have often expanded...

    6 Nov 2017 | Nathalie Picarelli , Pascal Jaupart, Ying Chen

  • News Item

    International Growth Centre awarded funding for research supporting Indian policymakers in alleviating poverty

    The International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has been awarded a $4.2 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new programme helping researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking sustainable poverty alleviation in India. The three-year programme, Building evidence, evaluation capacity...

    2 Nov 2017

  • Publication - Project Report

    Modelling the impact of capital account restrictions on the exchange rate in Tanzania

    27 Oct 2017 | Christopher Adam, Tara Iyer

  • Publication - Project Report

    Fiscal impacts of a presumptive tax for microenterprises in Rwanda

    24 Oct 2017 | Nada Eissa, Sally Murray, Andrew Zeitlin

  • Event

    Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Drawing on the past, looking to the future

    Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed a sustained period of solid growth that has helped to improve living standards. In many countries, this performance was underpinned by sound economic policies, stronger institutions, debt relief, high investment and supportive global conditions. In 2016, growth slowed to a two-decade low, exposing underlying vulnerabilities, and rising public...

    6 November 2017

  • Event

    Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia

    On 1st August 2017, International Growth Centre Zambia in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning in Zambia held an a research and policy seminar titled "Promoting Inclusive Growth in Zambia". The overall objective of the seminar was to create a forum to discuss the policy challenges related to promoting inclusive growth in Zambia and promote...

    1 August 2017