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  • Event

    IGC-Stanford conference on firms, trade and development

    IGC and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are hosting their annual one-day conference on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” The event is organised by Nick Bloom, Dave Donaldson, Pete Klenow, Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Eric Verhoogen, and Chris Woodruff. The programme of the conference can be found here. If you have any questions about the...

    6 December 2018

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Restricting trade and reducing variety: Evidence from Ethiopia

    25 Sep 2018 | Pramila Krishnan, Peng Zhang

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fading choice: Transport costs and variety in consumer goods

    25 Sep 2018 | Jan-Willem Gunning, Pramila Krishnan, Andualem Mengistu

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    John Page Uganda lecture: Beyond manufacturing

    Dr John Page (Brookings Institution, IGC) discusses “Beyond Manufacturing: Structural Change in Africa Reconsidered” as part of a lecture series on industrial policy and structural transformation hosted by the Bank of Uganda and the IGC.

    25 Sep 2018

  • Blog post

    Adjusting the export-for-growth model

    Trade brings numerous benefits, chief among them competition, yet today’s outlook for trade remains uncertain. Is it time to re-think the primacy of exporting for growth? This third blog in a series explores the issue. A successful development model in the last few decades has been for developing countries with low labour costs to jump on the lowest rung of the value...

    17 Sep 2018 | Tim Dobermann, Francesco Caselli

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The realities of cross-border trade between Sierra Leone and its neighbours

    It is increasingly recognised that Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa and in particular, the Mano River Union (MRU) countries is critical owing to its broader impact on the economies of these countries. This brief analyses the extent of informal cross-border trade, particularly in terms of the volume, value, direction, and composition of imports and exports in the...

    28 Aug 2018 | Isata Mahoi, Samuel Jibao, James Fomba Sandy

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Trade liberalisation, infrastructure, and firm performance

    Starting in 1997, Ethiopia implemented large investments in infrastructure with the road sector development programme. This followed a wave of trade reforms aimed at reducing tariff barriers that occurred between 1996 and 2003. This brief analyses the complementarities between trade and infrastructure reforms, asking whether improvements in the quality of roads...

    28 Aug 2018 | Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram, Fitsum Zewdu Mulugeta

  • Project

    Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy whose proposed goal is to spur the development of the local EAC apparel industry. The U.S. Administration, under President Donald Trump, has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) if they do not reverse the...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen, Ritwika Sen

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Uganda: Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy aimed at spurring the development of the local EAC apparel industry. However, the US government has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries if they do not reverse the tariff increases on second-hand clothing imports. Kenya decided to unilaterally revert to...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Rwanda: Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences

    The second-hand clothing ban in the East African Community (EAC) is a policy aimed at spurring the development of the local EAC apparel industry. However, the US government has threatened to remove trade preferences that are provided to EAC countries if they do not reverse the tariff increases on second-hand clothing imports. Kenya decided to unilaterally revert to...

    23 Aug 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen