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  • Blog post

    Can the world afford an increase in Africa’s share of global emissions?

    Despite contributing the least to climate change, many African countries experience the brunt of its impacts, yet they may have to increase their share of global emissions whilst targeting climate change adaptation. The UN Secretary-General characterises the main hurdle preventing collective and decisive climate action as a climate of mistrust. Beyond this mistrust, there...

    7 Dec 2022 | James Dzansi

  • Event

    Migration and urbanisation in Mozambique

    Mozambican cities are experiencing rapid urbanisation caused by rural migration and, in some cases, exacerbated by population displacement due to security incidents, such as the insecurity experienced in northern Mozambique. Rapid urbanisation may also be related to consequences such as greater pressure on public services and infrastructure, greater vulnerability to the...

    1 December 2022

  • Blog post

    Three ways in which cities can spur development and climate change adaptation

    Cities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their geographic features and low income per capita. Many of the challenges related to sustainable urbanisation in poor countries can be overcome by getting the city development model right, and by focusing on pursuing development and adaptation goals in...

    2 Nov 2022 | Juliana Oliveira-Cunha

  • 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

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Searching for customers, finding pollution

    In developing countries, most manufacturing firms are small and located in high-density urban areas, often near congested streets. To study the determinants and implications of this location choice, we collect a novel firm survey and detailed air pollution measurements within Ugandan cities. We find that firms locate on the busiest roads searching for customer visibility,...

    12 Oct 2022 | Vittorio Bassi, Matthew Kahn, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Tommaso Porzio, Jeanne Sorin

  • Event

    Call for papers: Conference on structural transformation, growth, and economic development

    STEG and the International Growth Centre (IGC) jointly invite applications for papers to present at the Conference on Structural Transformation, Growth, and Economic Development. STEG’s third annual conference will be held on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February 2023, at the London School of Economics. This year’s conference is organised jointly with the...

    21 November 2022

  • Blog post

    How women can improve resilience and productivity of vulnerable households in Pakistan

    In this IGC project, we look at evidence from Pakistan to understand the developmental and poverty outcomes of female labour force participation, particularly in low-income and vulnerable households. This is done in the context of informing a concessional finance programme targeted at vulnerable households. However, our findings yield broader results, suggesting that if...

    6 Oct 2022 | Kulsum Ahmed, Ijaz Nabi, Amna Mahmood, Farah Said, Sanval Nasim

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    How environmental risk factors affect health and poverty in Pakistan

    Environmental risk factors such as air pollution affect health and income disproportionately in lower income households. In this IGC project, we review the long-term effects of non-communicable diseases, malnutrition, and air pollution, particularly on poverty outcomes in Pakistan. Despite lackluster economic growth in recent years, Pakistan has succeeded in reducing...

    4 Oct 2022 | Kulsum Ahmed, Ijaz Nabi, Amna Mahmood, Farah Said, Sanval Nasim

  • Blog post

    The impacts of climate change on human wellbeing in developing countries

    Climate change is the central challenge facing the world today. With rising temperatures, increasing extreme weather events and other climate catastrophes, it is but essential to urgently usher in a green growth paradigm. Developing countries are set to face the brunt of the climate crisis and need international support to move towards sustainability without compromising on...

    29 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma

  • Blog post

    Firms and environment: Exposure to pollution, search for lenient certification, and credit defaults in developing countries

    The IGC co-hosted the LSE Environment Week from 19-23 September and invited researchers to present their works in progress on environment and firm challenges in developing countries.  Firms are one of the engines of economic growth in a country. In the growth process, firms have not only just contributed to environmental degradation but also suffered from increasing...

    23 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma