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    Construction industry and construction materials industry roundtables

    IGC Mozambique, in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources (MOPHRH) organised three roundtable discussions in the northern, central, and southern regions of Mozambique, respectively in Nampula (31/8/2015), Beira (2/9/2015), Xai-Xai (4/9/2015) and Maputo (27/10/2015). The aim of the workshops was to present the preliminary report "A...

    31 August 2015

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    Poverty and the composition of urbanisation

    Should Tanzania foster growth through investment in large cities, concentrating on reducing congestion costs there and banking on economies of scale and agglomeration to drive development? Or should the same total amount of investment be more geographically spread across secondary towns to increase exposure of the hinterlands to urban centres? The Bank of Tanzania, in...

    22 August 2015

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    IGC Ethiopia: Urbanisation Workshop

    Venue: United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date: 2 July 2015 The IGC Ethiopia Country Programme partnered with the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) to find solutions to Ethiopian growth challenges, based on independent research of the highest quality. The Urbanisation Workshop was part of a broader research programme,...

    2 July 2015

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    LSE Cities public lecture: The happiness of cities (Professor Ed Glaeser)

    LSE Cities hosted a Public Lecture featuring Ed Glaeser (Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Cities Research Programme Director at the IGC). Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speaker: Ed Glaeser Chair: Ricky Burdett Residents of big cities typically earn higher wages,...

    20 May 2015

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    Conference: IGC cities research group

    The IGC Cities research programme held a conference from Thursday 21 – Friday 22 May 2015 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), led by Edward Glaeser, an IGC Cities Research Programme Director. The conference showcased the best current work on cities and development, and provided a forum in which leading academics and policymakers could come...

    21–22 May 2015

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    Workshop: Population Growth, Internal Migration and Urbanisation in Tanzania

    Urbanisation is proceeding rapidly in Tanzania, but is not proving the ‘engine of growth’ that was anticipated. Urban areas are embedded in the wider economy; thus IGC researcher, Dr. Hugh Wenban-Smith set out to better understand how dynamics in rural areas, small towns, and regions affect urbanisation and urban conditions in Tanzania. The IGC Tanzania office, based...

    25 February 2015

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    Seminar: Spatial Differences in Well-Being (Professor Douglas Gollin)

    On 10 July 2014, Professor Douglas Gollin (Lead Academic, IGC Ethiopia) held a seminar at EDRI entitled "Spatial Differences in Well-Being: Evidence from Density-Linked DHS Data". IGC Ethiopia Lead Academic, Professor Douglas Gollin, presented findings from an ongoing research project that examines differences in living standards across space. In addition to the local...

    10 July 2014

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    Workshop: OECD-AfDB Seminar on Investment in African Infrastructure

    The IGC jointly organised the OECD-AfDB seminar on resolving policy impediments to private investment in African infrastructure. Discussions related to fostering private investment into Africa’s infrastructure have multiplied in recent years. There is widespread recognition that the continent’s infrastructure gap is growing, and that African governments cannot afford...

    15 July 2014

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    Workshop: Roundtable on Stimulating Private Investment in Infrastructure in Africa and South Asia

    Much of the developing world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, is suffering from a severe lack of necessary infrastructure. On 27 February 2014, following the G8/G20 commitment to infrastructure development in developing countries, the IGC hosted a round table discussion on the risks and organisational failures which are hampering greater investment flows...

    27 March 2014

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    Conference: IGC Rwanda Conference on Urbanisation

    Partnering with the Rwandan Presidency and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the IGC hosted a conference in Kigali between 20-21 March 2014 on Rwanda’s urbanisation. The conference considered policy priorities and the necessary analytical underpinnings to explore the options available to Rwanda as it transforms its economic geography and spatial development...

    20–21 March 2014