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  • Publication - Policy paper

    Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États fragiles

    Il est essentiel d’élargir l’accès à l’énergie dans les contextes fragiles pour que ces milieux puissent se remettre de COVID-19 et échapper à la fragilité. Ce document d’orientation accompagne l’appel à l’action lancé par le Conseil sur la fragilité des États et le G7+ sur le thème “Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États...

    2 Mar 2021 | Sarah Logan, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Project Report

    Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India: Justification and evaluation

    The Kanyashree Prakalpa introduced by the Government of West Bengal in 2013 is a conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme aimed at simultaneously reducing under-age marriage and adolescent dropout among girls. This scheme has received widespread recognition at both national and international levels, including the most prestigious award for public services, The United Nations...

    2 Mar 2021 | Arijita Dutta, Anindita Sen

  • Blog post

    Four ideas to bring clean power to fragile states

    Energy access has the potential to catalyse enormous social and economic gains in fragile states. Below are four ideas from global leaders to make this a reality.  Affordable and reliable electricity is critical to improve education, health, and job creation, and can contribute significantly to peace and stability. Without it, fragile countries will be left even further...

    2 Mar 2021 | Emilie Yam

  • Publication - Project Report

    Uganda's energy sector: A fiscal risk

    This paper explores the fiscal risk posed by the electricity sector in Uganda. While it will highlight a number of relevant effects, it is not primarily focused on the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the energy sector’s performance. Firstly, Uganda’s economic development over the past two decades and the government’s current debt position are introduced....

    25 Feb 2021 | Menno Jan van der Ven

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Scaling energy investments in fragile states

    Expanding energy access in fragile contexts is critical for these settings to recover from COVID-19 and escape fragility. This policy paper accompanies the call to action issued by the Council on State Fragility and g7+ on ‘Powering up energy investments in fragile states’, which calls for a new approach for scaling energy access in fragile contexts.

    24 Feb 2021 | Sarah Logan, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Blog post

    Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    On 24 February, 2021, IGC’s Council on State Fragility and the g7+ Group of 20 fragile and conflict-affected countries launched the Call to Action: Powering up energy investments in fragile states. On this occasion, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (former President of Liberia), Namita Vikas (Founder and managing Partnrs, auctusESG) , David Cameron (Former Prime Minister, United...

    24 Feb 2021 | Siobhan McDonough , Camilla Sacchetto

  • Blog post

    The value of a ‘seat at the table’: Elite interference in Lebanon’s public procurement

    Elites in weak bureaucracies have ample incentives to interfere in public procurement. New research from Lebanon shows how billions of dollars in foreign infrastructure funding are more likely to be contracted to firms that are politically well-connected. To improve public infrastructure procurement, greater accountability from elites is needed. The explosion at...

    22 Feb 2021 | Mounir Mahmalat , Sami Atallah, Wassim Maktabi

  • Publication - Project Report

    Public infrastructure procurement in post-conflict power-sharing arrangements: Evidence from Lebanon’s Council for Development and Reconstruction

    Post-conflict power-sharing arrangements not only allocate political power but also economic resources among powerful elites. Previous research on such economic arrangements has largely focused on the access of powerful elites to natural resources, such as to oil fields or mines. This article investigates the mechanisms of rent allocation of another major source of...

    19 Feb 2021 | Mounir Mahmalat , Sami Atallah, Wassim Maktabi

  • Project

    Countering Islamic radicalisation in northern Mozambique: Radio campaigning and adolescent sensitisation in religious schools

    In recent years, major global violent conflicts have happened in Muslim-majority countries. Of these conflicts, a substantial and increasing share has been related to Islamist insurgents. However, the process of radicalisation and the effectiveness of measures to counteract it are widely understudied. Northern Mozambique is where a substantial discovery of natural gas took...

    18 Feb 2021 | Pedro Vicente, Inês Vilela, Alex Armand, Flavio Cunha

  • Project

    Countering COVID-19: Real-time data from Pakistan

    The on-going pandemic put a strain on the developed economy with a sharp collapse of GDP and mounting unemployment. Simultaneously, the fragile socio-economic structure of low and middle-income countries are extremely vulnerable to the pandemic's effects. Amongst the many constraints that local authorities face in responding to the pandemic, these countries have few...

    18 Feb 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Nicola Limodio