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  • Event

    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

  • Event

    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

  • 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

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Excise taxes and digital tax stamps: Do digital tax stamps work?

    To effectively administer tax policy, tax administration must adjust to manage behavioural responses by firms. In financial year 2019/20, the Government of Uganda implemented a policy that required manufactures of some excisable goods to affix Digital Tax Stamps (DTS). In this paper, monthly excise tax returns data for four financial years are used to estimate the effect of...

    7 Jul 2022 | Silver Namunane

  • Publication - Project Report

    Ask a local: Improving the public pricing of land titles in urban Tanzania

    Information on willingness-to-pay is key for public pricing and allocation of services but not easily collected. Studying land titles in Dar-es-Salaam, we ask whether local leaders know and will reveal plot owners' willingness-to-pay. We randomly assign leaders to predict under different settings then elicit owners' actual willingness-to-pay. Demand is substantial, but...

    4 May 2022 | Martina Manara, Tanner Regan

  • Project

    Increasing vaccine access and uptake in Lahore

    Lahore has been the main urban centre driving the COVID-19 case count in Punjab, Pakistan. Less than 40% of its population has received the first dose and it is in this context that Lahore District Administration has requested assistance in planning and delivering an efficient data-driven vaccination drive. This project has two aims: To develop a community and/or...

    28 Feb 2022 | Maha Rehman, Jason Abaluck, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Project Report

    Forced displacement and human capital: Evidence from separated siblings

    We examine the impact of conflict-driven displacement on human capital looking at the Mozambican civil war (1977 - 1992), during which more than four million civilians fled to the countryside, to cities, and to refugee camps and settlements in neighboring countries. First, we present descriptive patterns linking education and sectoral employment to the various...

    21 Jan 2022 | Giorgio Chiovelli, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, Sandra Sequeira

  • Publication - Project Report

    Food security during pandemic times: Insights and perspectives from rural Bihar

    24 Nov 2021 | Sunil Kumar Mishra, Swati Dutta, Aditi Madan

  • Project

    Value chain development and public expenditure priorities in Rwanda’s agri-food system

    The project will assess the potential social and economic impacts and trade-offs between and among different value chains and related public expenditures in Rwanda’s agri-food system. Using a forward-looking economy-wide model specifically adapted to Rwanda, the project will identify value chains that are most effective at fostering social and economic development along...

    16 Nov 2021 | James Thurlow, David Spielman

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    This brief investigates the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gross national income in Pakistan and its districts. To address the lack of available data, we developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict economy activity in real time by leveraging administrative, night-light, and other real-time data. Urban districts in Pakistan drove the slow-down in...

    8 Nov 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio