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    Data: Potato Traders in West Bengal: A Survey of Contractual Relations and Market Structure

    Our study consists of a pilot survey of a random sub-set of phorias (middlemen) and larger traders who operate in 72 villages of West Medinipur and Hugli districts and their corresponding potato markets. Our goal is to understand the nature of contractual relations between farmers and phorias on the one hand, and between phorias and wholesale traders that they sell to on...

    28 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    AfCFTA: Africa is moving too slowly towards economic integration

    Africa’s quest for a single market dates back to the establishment of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) in 1963. The OAU, which brought together Africa’s newly independent nations, had at its heart intra-Africa economic integration. In fact, it aimed to emulate Europe by creating an African Economic Community, encompassing a single market and a customs union. In...

    18 Feb 2019 | Olu Fasan

  • Event

    National AGOA Response Strategy Launch & Forum on Trade and Private Sector

    The Sierra Leone Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the IGC are launching the National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Response Strategy at an event on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at the Golden Tulip (formerly Kimbima) Hotel, Aberdeen, starting at 8:30 am. Hon. Peter B. Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, will launch the AGOA...

    12 February 2019

  • Publication - Working Paper

    International buyers’ sourcing and suppliers’ markups in Bangladeshi garments

    24 Jan 2019 | Julia Cajal Grossi, Rocco Macchiavello, Guillermo Noguera

  • Blog post

    The trade and industrialisation nexus: A pathway for development

    There is no single country that has managed to reach a high-income level without first undergoing an industrialisation process. Even the few exceptions of rich countries with a large natural resource base, such as Canada and Australia, built a strong and relatively diversified industrial park. Perhaps the main question is what kind of industrialisation process the current...

    14 Jan 2019 | André Castro

  • Event

    Implementing the African continental free trade area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

    In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, is holding a three-day Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) Conference on 20th-22nd November in Kigali to help reach a regional consensus on how to move forward with the implementation of the AfCFTA. The theme of the meeting is: “Implementing the African Continental Free Trade...

    20–22 November 2018

  • Project

    Review of Rwanda's industrial policy

    This project responds to a request from the Government of Rwanda for advice in relation to the upcoming review of its industrial policy. The Government is keen to learn from experience with its existing industrial policy, and to use that insight to develop a range of interventions that can support rapid productivity growth and structural change over the 2050 time horizon....

    15 Nov 2018 | Ben Shepherd , Anna Twum

  • Project

    Responding to the US threat to remove AGOA preferences - Rwanda

    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...

    29 Oct 2018 | Garth Frazer, Victor Steenbergen, Ritwika Sen

  • 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