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  • Publication - Working Paper

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing firms

    17 Sep 2019 | D'Maris Coffman, Imad Ahmed, Graham Sianjase, Michelle Baddeley, Jim Meikle

  • Event

    Artisanal and small scale mining sector: Challenges and opportunities

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) is hosting a regional event on the challenges and opportunities for the artisanal and small scale mining sector at 8:30am on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 at the Sierra Lighthouse, Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone . Artisanal and Small-scale mining continues to provide jobs and livelihood support to millions of people in many...

    24 September 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Generating productive jobs in India

    Nalini Gulati, IGC Country Economist and Editor of Ideas for India, discusses why generating more productive jobs is one of the biggest challenges the India economy will grapple with over the next 5 years. This video is part of our #IGC10 campaign

    8 Sep 2019

  • Event

    Webinar: Small and Growing Business Evidence Fund Information Session

    Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019 Time: 10:30 EST, 15:30 GMT Join ANDE and the International Growth Centre for a webinar introducing a new fund to expand the evidence base for the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector. The fund will support collaborations between researchers and practitioners to answer critical questions about the most effective ways to support...

    5 September 2019

  • Project

    Investor performance and tax incentives

    The focus to attract additional private-sector investment, both domestic and foreign, has long been a key priority for the Government of Rwanda, and a critical policy focus for economic development. This has commonly taken the shape of targeted support for priority sectors, such as manufacturing, agro-processing and ICT, and has occurred, in part, through prioritised...

    16 Aug 2019 | Erik Von Uexkull, Victor Steenbergen

  • Project

    Support to the Rwanda Mining Board in revising the Mining Policy and Strategy

    Rwanda, like most mineral-exporting countries in sub-Saharan Africa, exports minerals in semi-processed concentrate form. Although contributing 11 per cent of foreign exchange, mining activities have existed as an enclave, disconnected from the wider economy. There is a widespread perception among senior Rwandan government officials that the mining sector performs below...

    16 Aug 2019 | Herbert M'cleod, Michael Biryabarema

  • Project

    Strains on trade: frictions and policy in the Ugandan vehicle sector

    The secondary markets for motor vehicles and their spare parts loom large in Uganda, as they do in many other low-income countries. In 2015, second only to petroleum products, vehicles represented one of the top imports by value, with most of them being in used condition. The relative affordability of used vehicles allows for deeper penetration into the Ugandan population,...

    16 Aug 2019 | Felix Forster, Dorothy Nakyambadde

  • Blog post

    Ugandan fine coffee (Arabica): What is the opportunity?

    Ugandan Arabica coffee is all but unknown among end consumers and underrated by traders. There are immediate opportunities to improve marketing methods as well as to raise farmers’ incomes by building a supply chain that emphasises quality, such as the presence of washing stations in the western regions. When coffee production and revenues began to rise in Uganda in the...

    5 Aug 2019 | Ameet Morjaria, Martin Sprott

  • Blog post

    Can the microcredit model be improved?

    The long-term impact of microcredit on peoples’ lives is limited: new research reveals it can help more people by modifying and extending its model. Microcredit is frequently touted as an effective policy tool to fight global poverty. Its global profile was elevated in 2006 when Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microcredit....

    30 Jul 2019 | Vikas Dimble, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The effect of financial literacy on financial policies: Evidence from a randomised control experiment in Mozambique

    24 Jul 2019 | Cláudia Custódio, Diogo Matos Mendes, Daniel Metzger