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    Inclusive international trade: Assisting female-led firms in export development

    While many lower- and middle-income countries aim to grow and diversify their exports, enabling small- and medium-sized firms to export and enter global value chains remains a key challenge. This is particularly true for female-led firms. These only make up 5-10% of all firms in the MENA region and overall less than 20% in other parts of the Global South. So far, there...

    22 Nov 2021 | Amira Bouziri, Teo Firpo, Fabian Scheifele, Florian Munch

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    Infrastructure for Development Conference (Call for papers)

    Infrastructure, Recovery & Growth: Building out from the Pandemic The third Infrastructure for Development Conference (#Infra4Dev)  The Infrastructure for Development Conference series (#Infra4Dev) is an initiative of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, aiming to promote dialogue and exchange between leading edge economic researchers and the wider...

    16 January 2022

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    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

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    Informal clustering, firm growth, and the impact of the COVID-19 shock

    In Kampala, firms are heavily concentrated in the Central Business District (CBD), where they operate next to one another in high-density, informal clusters (UBOS 2011). Manufacturing firms operating in these clusters are smaller than in terms of number of employees and do not grow over time. Demand shocks that arise from COVID-19 are likely to be more severe in denser...

    16 Nov 2021 | Anna Vitali

  • Event

    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course, Spring 2022

    Modules on Education; Credit, insurance, and risk; and Migration The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), is offering a virtual PhD non-credit course for the spring of 2022. This semester-long course will cover education; credit, insurance, and risk; and migration. Future courses will...

    27 January 2022

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    Publication - Synthesis paper

    Sudan in the global economy: Opportunities for integration and inclusive growth (Arabic)

    1 Nov 2021 | Joevas Asare, Shima Awad, Sarah Logan, Patrick Mathewson, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Synthesis paper

    Sudan in the global economy: Opportunities for integration and inclusive growth

    In this paper, we outline evidence that could support government’s strategy to move Sudan towards an economic integration agenda that promotes inclusive growth. Specifically, we outline evidence on how the government could promote trade, investment, and integration. We also consider the role of the domestic banking sector in supporting this. We focus on: Domestic...

    29 Oct 2021 | Joevas Asare, Shima Awad, Sarah Logan, Patrick Mathewson, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The economic effects of COVID-19 on garment factories in Bangladesh

    COVID-19 poses a challenge to the future of Bangladesh’s apparel sector and its economy. This research provides evidence on its economic impact from a survey with a representative random sample of members from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA)’s members. Our survey shows that, on average, BGMEA member factories experienced a...

    13 Oct 2021 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2020-2021

    The 2020-2021 period was one fundamentally shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on the work of IGC and its in-country partners. The IGC delivered notable policy impact relating to COVID-19, supporting our national policy counterparts with robust and timely data-driven insight to actively support policy decision-making. IGC has been careful and...

    11 Oct 2021 |

  • Publication - Annual report

    Annual Report 2019-2020

    In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the IGC. Our country teams have adapted to maintain their responsiveness to policymakers, our researchers have adapted to answer new urgent questions and work around travel restrictions, and our London staff have navigated the management of projects, events, communications and changing budgets while working...

    11 Oct 2021 |