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  • Event

    Economic Growth Forum: Economic resilience, recovery and resurgent growth in Uganda

    The Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development, in partnership with IGC Uganda, organises the Economic Growth Forum - a high-level conference on Uganda’s economy held regularly since 2017. The conference provides an opportunity to discuss key growth challenges, learn from policy experiences in other countries, and identify a course of actions to drive...

    13 January 2022

  • Event

    IGC cities that work on global value chains and regional innovation

    As part of webinar series organised by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how cities and regions can build, embed and reshape global value chains (GVCs) to their enhancement and technological upgrading. The session aims to contribute to wider discussions on regional innovation and smart specialisation strategies...

    27 October 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban agriculture: a productive land-use for cities?

    As urban populations rapidly increase in the developing world, so do the challenges of feeding those who live there. This policy brief explores the ways that city governments can harness the benefits of urban agriculture, without disrupting the core purpose of a city of density and connectivity.

    12 Oct 2021 | Victoria Delbridge, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Event

    Green jobs as drivers of growth in African cities

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMshMN8N5m4&ab_channel=InternationalGrowthCentre You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Green jobs as drivers of growth in African cities The rapid rate of urbanisation ongoing in developing countries presents a complex and urgent set of challenges for cities to accommodate future jobs, housing...

    28 October 2021

  • Event

    Lessons on energy efficiency policies with Kofi Agyarko

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3hzx9tvjcU&t=39s For the second video of our #SustainableGrowth interview series, policymaker Kofi Agyarko (Ghana Energy Commission) joins James Dzansi (IGC Ghana) for an insightful conversation on the policy lessons behind the successful implementation of energy efficiency programmes in Ghana and their impact in addressing...

    2 August 2021

  • Blog post

    Intermediate cites and climate action: Driving change through urban land use and governance

    In the first blog of this two-part series, it was argued that especially in low-income settings, intermediate cities, through strong rural-urban linkages, can provide an important social safety net in addition to their potential to alleviate poverty in the long-term. Moreover, and although largely undervalued by the international community and countries, intermediate cities...

    9 Sep 2021 | Oliver Harman

  • Blog post

    Intermediate cities: A missing piece in the climate change puzzle

    Research and debate on climate change currently underestimate the importance of a key group of players: intermediate cities. Currently conversation and studies on climate change often centre on large and relatively wealthy capital cities. Their size in population, data availability and comparatively higher energy use per person are factors that draw attention. In...

    7 Sep 2021 | Oliver Harman

  • Blog post

    Environmental judicial activism: Bridging gaps in Pakistan’s environmental protection strategy

    In low-income countries, the role of the judiciary in mitigating the effects of climate change often faces significant hurdles in resources, capacity, and political will. In Pakistan, however, the establishment of several judicial commissions are tackling these challenges by supporting climate research, developing proactive approaches to climate issues, and creating...

    6 Sep 2021 | Emun Hafeez, Nick Wilkinson

  • Blog post

    How COVID-19 lockdowns and car-free days affected air pollution in Rwanda’s capital

    Rising levels of vehicle traffic, industrial activity and urban sprawl are contributing to rising levels of air pollution across the global South. This is particularly the case in cities where urbanisation is progressing fastest. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, the population has surged from less than 500,000 in 2000 to more than 1 million today. It is set to increase to...

    18 Aug 2021 | Egide Kalisa, Andrew Sudmant, Jonathan Bower, Remy Ruberambuga

  • Blog post

    Part 1: Smallholder farmers, biodiversity, and agricultural sustainability

    In Part 1 of this series, we discuss policy steps that could be taken by the world's least developed countries (LDCs) to ensure farmers can grow genetically diverse crops. In Part 2, we discuss the global community’s role in ensuring this is economically sustainable, including trade and domestic policy considerations for high- and middle-income countries that affect...

    16 Aug 2021 | Siobhan McDonough , Nick Wilkinson