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  • Blog post

    Designing national healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for Ayushman Bharat

    As India’s population ages, the demand for tertiary healthcare to treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments is increasing rapidly. Estimates from the World Health Organisation show that deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases increased from 4.2 million in 2000 to 5.8 million in 2016. Over the same period, deaths...

    17 Dec 2018 | Sisir Debnath, Dibya Mishra , Tarun Jain, Revathy Suryanarayana

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    Are women politicians good for economic growth?

    There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades. We find that constituencies that elect women experience significantly higher growth in economic activity through the electoral term than similar constituencies that elect men.

    4 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra

  • Publication - Project Report

    Decentralisation and candidate selection

    15 Nov 2018 | Rohini Pande, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Project

    Guidance on 'One-District, One Factory'

    Ghana has begun an ambitious policy of building one new factory in each of its 216 districts. This study provides guidance on which types of factories would be most viable in each district. The study concludes that several unexploited primary resources exist in almost each district, and highlights the challenges districts are likely to face when trying to process...

    26 Sep 2018 | David Lagakos, James Dzansi, Henry Telli

  • Publication - Project Report

    Manufacturing capabilities in Ghana’s districts: A guidebook for “One District One Factory”

    26 Sep 2018 | James Dzansi, David Lagakos, Isaac Otoo, Henry Telli, Cynthia Zindam

  • 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 - Working Paper

    Women legislators and economic performance

    21 Aug 2018 | Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Motivating bureaucrats: Group incentives and organisational performance in local governments

    4 Jun 2018 | Matteo Bobba, Gianmarco León, Leonard Wantchekon

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Collaborating for impact: A partnership in Ghana

    Evidence-based policy can often be used as a buzzword by policymakers, but what does it really take for it to go from being a phrase to becoming a reality? This short documentary looks at how the IGC collaborates with policymakers to generate impact, looking specifically at the work done by Martin Williams and the Government of Ghana.

    9 Mar 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Ghana's infrastructure: The mystery of misspending

    A collaboration between IGC researcher Martin Williams and Ghana’s civil service found that 1/3 of infrastructure projects were not being finished and this was primarily a result of poor financial planning that saw new projects started before other ones had been completed. This short documentary tells the story of this collaboration and is an example of ‘research...

    9 Mar 2018