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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The case for clean air in Kigali: An assessment of sources and solutions, economic impacts, and implications for policy

    Only 1% of the population living in urban areas in the low and middle-income countries breathe air that meets WHO air quality guidelines.Rising demand for mobility is a central cause of declining air quality, but encouraging mobility is fundamental for driving social and economic development. Using state-of-the-art air quality monitoring equipment, this policy brief...

    9 Dec 2022 | Egide Kalisa, Andrew Sudmant, Remy Ruberambuga, Yves Ujeneza, Jonathan Bower, Shuyu Li

  • Blog post

    Climate priorities: Challenges and opportunities for e-waste in Rwanda

    Growth in use and obsolescence of electronic goods results in e-waste which poses significant health and environmental risks, requiring wide-ranging solutions. There is a sustained global increase in the manufacturing, demand, and usage of electronics and electronic equipment. Simultaneously, the resulting electronic waste (e-waste) generated from obsolete and discarded...

    9 Nov 2022 | Mphatso Kumwenda

  • Blog post

    Do Rwanda’s cities increase worker productivity and welfare?

    Developing economies are quickly urbanising and must weigh the amenities and disamenities of city life as they grow because the urbanisation process is important for productivity and wage growth. Rwanda is urbanising rapidly and recognises the importance of urbanisation to overall economic growth. Starting from the current urbanisation rate of 18.5%, Rwanda’s Vision 2050...

    11 Aug 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

  • Project

    Targeting consulting services to high-growth entrepreneurs

    This pilot project will examine entrepreneur selection and matching for training programs as well as the ultimate impact of matching strategies on entrepreneur outcomes. Specifically, the researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of various marketing strategies in selecting entrepreneurs that have high potential for growth and improving the effectiveness of the training...

    3 Aug 2022 | Golvine de Rochambeau, Vittorio Bassi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How data can improve property tax implementation in Rwanda

    Rwanda introduced a new property tax law which entered into force on 1 January 2019. This property tax sought to increase municipal revenues from a low base and empower local government as part of a wider decentralisation process. IGC and the consulting firm GOPA, funded by GIZ, generated a prototype Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) for Kigali applying machine...

    21 Jun 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Kaspar Kundert, Patrick McSharry, Paul Brimble

  • Publication - Project Report

    Market-driven strategies for combating aflatoxins in Rwanda

    Aflatoxins are naturally occurring fungal by-products that contaminate crops – especially cereals and oilseeds – and the contamination may occur in the field and storage. At low levels of dietary exposure, aflatoxins are associated with immune suppression (Mohsenzadeh et al., 2016), low birth weight (Passarelli et al. 2020), stunted growth in children (Rasheed et al....

    17 May 2022 | Kizito Nishimwe, Vivian Hoffmann, Timothy Herrman

  • Publication - Project Report

    An agenda for spatial economic research in Rwanda

    This paper aims to illustrate the potential that spatial economics has to reveal policy-relevant insights in Rwanda. For six thematic policy areas, we make the case for the policy relevance of spatial economic analysis, present existing data and analysis on Rwanda, highlight interesting examples of international research, and suggest ideas for further research that may have...

    5 Apr 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Patrick McSharry, Alexis Sebarenzi Gatoni, Ande Shen

  • Blog post

    Selection and incentive effects of teacher performance contracts in Rwanda

    Pay for performance can improve student learning without negative impacts on the type of teacher that gets recruited or retained Student learning in primary school lags enrolment gains across many low-income countries (Angrist et al. 2021). Teachers are key to student attainment (Chetty, Friedman and Rockoff 2014a,b, Bau and Das 2020, Buhl Wiggers et al. 2020) and...

    18 Feb 2022 | Clare Leaver, Owen Ozier, Pieter Serneels, Andrew Zeitlin

  • Project

    Value chain development and public expenditure priorities in Rwanda’s agri-food system

    The project will assess the potential social and economic impacts and trade-offs between and among different value chains and related public expenditures in Rwanda’s agri-food system. Using a forward-looking economy-wide model specifically adapted to Rwanda, the project will identify value chains that are most effective at fostering social and economic development along...

    16 Nov 2021 | James Thurlow, David Spielman

  • Project

    Measuring Rwanda's import and export of education and health services

    International trade in services is increasing over the years. In Rwanda, one of the two service categories that are traded (both import and export) are health and education. For health, some Rwandan residents who need special medical treatment travel abroad to seek medical attention from specialists, while patients from some neighbouring countries come for medical treatment...

    16 Nov 2021 | Tharcisse Nzasingizimana, Vital Habinshuti