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    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course on Firms and Development, January/February 2023

    Lectures on management and business training, upgrading, misallocation, capital and labour frictions, contracts, markets and competition, and industrial policy. The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), is offering a virtual PhD non-credit course beginning on January 12th 2023. This...

    12 January 2023

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    Zambia Economic Growth Forum 2022

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) hosts the Zambia Economic Growth Forum 2022 (EGF) in partnership with the Government of Zambia by convening senior political and departmental leadership, researchers, and development partners to discuss the barriers to economic growth, identify opportunities for reform, and encourage research-policy collaboration. His Excellency...

    24 November 2022

  • Blog post

    How diaspora investment can finance energy access in fragile settings

    Improving energy access in fragile settings is fundamental for achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Blended finance offers a mechanism for investments to flow into the market, pioneering off-grid solutions in these settings. However, more research is required to understand the different types of private finance that are appropriate for...

    17 Oct 2022 | Joevas Asare

  • Publication - Project Report

    Rebuilding the social compact: Urban service delivery and property taxes in Pakistan

    This impact evaluation investigates whether strengthening the link between local taxation and urban services can revitalise the social compact between citizen and state. A significant challenge to the provision of local public services in developing economies is the inability to raise adequate resources, especially through local taxation. In many countries, the social...

    12 Oct 2022 | Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja, Benjamin Olken, Mahvish Shaukat

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    Roundtable on Zambia’s constituency development fund

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) hosts a closed-door roundtable to bring together government officials, researchers, and development partners to discuss the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) with a focus on the practical barriers faced in its implementation. Zambia has expanded the CDF in the 2022 budget by 1600%, making it the cornerstone government program for...

    21 September 2022

  • Blog post

    How DFIs can better invest in low growth countries

    Low growth countries struggle with persistent and extreme poverty and uncertainty about the ability of the private sector to grow. This makes new thinking in development finance crucial to support growth in these countries. The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum was held in Oxford 3-4 May 2022. Each year, the conference brings together senior leadership from many of the...

    14 Sep 2022 | Colin Buckley

  • Event

    The development bargain: Why elites gamble on growth

    https://youtu.be/d7TCmKfqnGU You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · The development bargain: Why elites gamble on growth In the last 30 years, the developing world has undergone tremendous changes. Overall, poverty has fallen, people live longer and healthier lives, and economies have been transformed. Why have some countries prospered,...

    29 September 2022

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Inflation in Ethiopia: Supply-side drivers

    This brief explores several dimensions of supply-side drivers of food inflation in Ethiopia. Given the persistence of food inflation in macroeconomic analysis, managing inflationary expectations through effective communication of the country’s macroeconomic policy stance and its adjustments is critical. On the supply side, marketable surplus of grain has not kept...

    31 Aug 2022 | Seneshaw Tamru, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde, Kathie Krumm, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Christopher Adam

  • Blog post

    Remote sensing for property valuation and taxation in Pakistan

    Effective property tax administration and revenue collection require detailed and accurate property information. However, collecting this information through large surveys is both time consuming and costly. Remote sensing can simplify this process by mapping and identifying taxable properties in real time. The provincial capacity to generate fiscal revenue has been low in...

    15 Aug 2022 | Muhammad Fareed Zaffar, Murtaza Taj

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    Impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on Ethiopia

    The conflict in Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions against Russia triggered price increases of key commodities with far reaching impacts on welfare, production, and economic growth for developing countries, including Ethiopia. Economic sanctions were imposed on Russia by the US and EU to deter Russia from further escalating the war with Ukraine. The ongoing conflict has...

    8 Aug 2022 | Seneshaw Tamru, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde