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    Publication - Policy Brief

    Can gender-transformative education make young men less violent?

    Violence against women and girls is pervasive in India. Working with young men from an early age to transform traditional gender norms has been proposed as a potential solution to reduce violence against women and girls. However, little is known about whether young men who are exposed to gender-transformative life skills education turn out to be less violent. This...

    27 Jul 2021 | K. Santhya, Francis Zavier

  • Blog post

    BREAD 2021: Insights on family planning and marriage

    The IGC hosted the BREAD Conference on Economics of Africa from 7-9 July and our new blog series explores key findings from research presented during the conference, including the following publicly available papers on family planning and marriage. Some interesting findings are below. Many women in sub-Saharan Africa wish to avoid or delay pregnancy but are unable to use...

    26 Jul 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

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    BREAD 2021: Insights on governance

    The IGC hosted the BREAD Conference on Economics of Africa from 7-9 July and our new blog series explores key findings from research presented during the conference, including the following publicly available papers on governance. Some interesting findings are below. Good governance is complex, not least because the number of different actors involved: politicians,...

    21 Jul 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

  • Project

    Cash and compliance with social distancing: Experimental evidence from Ghana

    Due to high population density, difficulty in enforcing compliance with social distancing and self-isolation, and economic vulnerability, the COVID-19 pandemic may be especially devastating for households in African countries. This project aims to understand the role that cash transfers can play as a policy tool both to increase household resilience during the pandemic...

    14 Jul 2021 | Chris Udry, Matt Lowe, Dean Karlan

  • Project

    Do endorsements by traditional leaders affect voter attitudes?

    Traditional leaders or chiefs are believed to wield significant influence on their subjects' civic engagement, political participation, and vote choice. Scholars argue that the source of their legitimacy – historical socio-cultural customs – and subjects' trust and reverence enable them to help elected officials mobilise citizens to contribute their labour to community...

    14 Jul 2021 | Sarah Brierley, George Ofosu

  • Blog post

    BREAD 2021: Insights on education

    The IGC hosted the BREAD Conference on Economics of Africa from 7-9 July and our new blog series explores key findings from research presented during the conference, including the following publicly available papers on education. Some interesting findings are below. Young people make up most of sub-Saharan Africa’s population, with nearly 500 million children of up to 14...

    14 Jul 2021 | Siobhan McDonough

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Harnessing the power of electronic fiscal devices to increase VAT revenue in Zambia

    Compliance by formal firms with consumption taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT) remains low in Zambia. Substantial VAT evasion happens at the point of retail sales, translating into lower VAT remittances to the treasury. The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has implemented various policy tools targeted at this type of tax evasion. One key policy intervention was the...

    2 Jul 2021 | Twivwe Siwale, Brian Dillon, John Mulenga, Kangwa Musole

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Motór sira ba kresimentu no transformasaun setoriál Timor-Leste nian (Rezumu)

    21 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Os motores do crescimento e da transformação sectorial de Timor-Leste (Resumo)

    21 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab