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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 |

  • Event

    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

  • Event

    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