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  • Publication - Working Paper

    Managing trade: Evidence from China and the US

    11 Jun 2018 | Nick Bloom, Kalina Manova, John Van Reenen, Zhihong Yu

  • Event

    IMF Forum on Economic Policy Priorities in Sierra Leone

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development invited the IGC to contribute in a High-Level Forum on Economic Policy Priorities in Freetown. The purpose of the forum was to discuss economic policy priorities with the newly elected President Maada Bio by taking stock of recent economic developments and identify policy...

    13 April 2018

  • Blog post

    EU-Africa trade relations: Why Africa needs the economic partnership agreements

    Africa should ratify the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), make use of their flexibilities, if necessary, and hold the EU’s feet to the fire on the implementation of the EPA’s development component. The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are trade deals between Europe and regions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, designed to end preferential treatment...

    26 Mar 2018 | Olu Fasan

  • Event

    Workshop: Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain development opportunities

    The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), in partnership with the IGC, co-hosts a technical workshop on opportunities for the development of Uganda’s Arabica coffee value chain. A recent IGC policy paper sets out the view that the current perception of Ugandan coffee, both in the trade and among end consumers, lags the reality by several years. By raising...

    20 March 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Rocco Macchiavello: The coffee chain - Linking farmers to the global market

    How can smallholder farmers in Africa overcome barriers and export their produce to valuable Western markets? Rocco Macchiavello (LSE), Lead Academic for IGC Myanmar, discusses his research on coffee value chains.

    26 Feb 2018

  • Blog post

    All Peas in One Basket: Lessons from the 2017 Pigeon Pea Crisis

    In recent years, the rapid expansion of pigeon pea production provided a boost to the rural economy of Central and Northern Mozambique. However, the 2017 price collapse created a crisis in the main production areas that calls attention to the need to improve the monitoring of market trends and to launch a joint effort aimed at diversification. During the past decade, the...

    7 Dec 2017 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

  • Blog post

    Assessing the economic benefits of transit trade in Tanzania

    Tanzania benefits significantly from transit trade, serving as a potential driver of economic growth, welfare and local enterprise development. This highlights the indispensable role of the government in promoting transit trade in the country. The untapped potential of transit trade in Tanzania One of the highlights of the Tanzanian 2017 budget speech was the abolishment...

    4 Dec 2017 | Josaphat Kweka, Solomon Michael

  • Blog post

    Identifying realistic export opportunities for Rwanda

    Using an innovative approach called the ‘Decision Support Model’ (DSM), a mapping of Rwanda’s export potentials has been produced, revealing its most promising export products, accompanied by an overview of markets that currently demand such goods.

    1 Dec 2017 | Martin Cameron, Wilma Viviers, Victor Steenbergen

  • Project

    Mapping domestic and international trade networks

    Why do developing countries tax imports so highly when the distortionary effects of tariffs are well-known and access to imported inputs can benefit economic growth (Koren and Csillag 2016, Goldberg et al. 2010)? One possibility is that, in low state capacity contexts, it is easier to enforce tariffs and hence generate revenue at the border than it is to enforce...

    23 Nov 2017 | Justine Knebelmann, Miguel Almunia, Jonas Hjort

  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Trading up: The benefits of exporting for small firms

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) provide the majority of jobs in developing countries, yet they have low productivity and exports. International trade can spur the growth of SMEs. SMEs employ a large proportion of the labour force in developing countries. Compared to large firms, however, few SMEs export – direct exports represent just 3% of total SME...

    22 Nov 2017 | David Atkin, Amanda Jinhage