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  • Blog post

    The new international geography of deindustrialisation

    The problem with Donald Trump’s trade narrative is that it ignores the simple fact that deindustrialisation in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa has been more severe than it has been in the US and Europe. Trump seems intent on starting a global trade war. His recent imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium is consistent with his rambling inaugural address about...

    12 Sep 2018 | Seth Schindler

  • Event

    Uganda National Budget Conference and Economic Growth Forum FY 2019/20

    Following the results of the High-Level Economic Growth Forum held in September 2017, it was agreed that there was need for a link between the country’s growth and budget strategies. The Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development (MoFPED) is therefore combining the National Budget Consultative workshop with the Growth Forum to reflect on the state of the Ugandan...

    13 September 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event in Freetown on 24 July 2018 featured speakers Donald Kaberuka and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It launched the Sierra Leone country case study "The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone" and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s report "Escaping the fragility trap".

    10 Sep 2018

  • Blog post

    Data, incentives, and relationship building for improved tax enforcement

    Tax authorities in developing countries often lack the information and enforcement capacity necessary to collect adequate tax revenue. Both innovative and practical research, performed in collaboration with tax authorities, can address these constraints. The International Growth Centre (IGC) works closely with its partner governments to promote effective tax policies and...

    31 Aug 2018 | Emilie Yam, Ella Spencer

  • Publication - Country study

    State fragility in Somaliland and Somalia: A contrast in peace and state building

    This country study is published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    30 Aug 2018 | Mohamed Farah Hersi

  • Blog post

    Fighting poverty with big data: A conversation with Joshua Blumenstock

    Joshua Blumenstock is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information, where he directs the Data-Intensive Development Lab, and a member of the Blum Center’s Development Engineering faculty. His research lies at the intersection of machine learning and development economics, and focuses on using novel data and methods to better understand the causes and...

    29 Aug 2018 | Rachel Pizatella-Haswell

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making moves matter: Experimental evidence on incentivising bureaucrats through performance-based transfers

    Many developing countries suffer from low levels of tax collection due to a mix of poor enforcement, tax evasion, and corruption. As a share of GDP, tax revenues are 45% lower in poor countries than in developed countries which has negative ramifications for public services. At the same time, governments face constraints in providing incentives to civil servants,...

    28 Aug 2018 | Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja, Benjamin Olken

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Sortir du piège de la fragilité

    Les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) ciblent l’éradication de l’extrême pauvreté d’ici à 2030. Pour autant, alors que les deux tiers du chemin restent à parcourir, près de 900 millions de personnes vivent encore avec moins de deux dollars par jour et, dans les pays les plus pauvres du monde, les progrès sont au point mort.  On appelle...

    23 Aug 2018 | Paul Collier, Tim Besley, Adnan Khan

  • Blog post

    Motivating teachers in rural Zambia using a monetary incentive

    As is the case in many developing countries, the achievement gap between rural and urban areas in Zambia remains substantial. For example, the share of students scoring well on the primary school leaving examinations (the Grade 7 examinations) in rural areas is about half what it is in urban areas, according to data from the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ). The reasons...

    22 Aug 2018 | Grieve Chelwa, Miquel Pellicer, Mashekwa Maboshe