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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Terror and tourism: How bad news can harm economic development

    Reporting on violence often draws attention to countries which are typically not covered by international news outlets, leading to a bad news bias which can affect the view that people hold on these countries and have serious economic consequences. Tourism offers a unique chance to study the effect of news because tourists from different countries evaluate the same...

    27 Aug 2020 | Tim Besley, Thiemo Fetzer, Hannes Mueller

  • Blog post

    COVID-19 funding in federal systems: Lessons from Nepal

    With COVID-19, the federal governments of many developing countries are grappling with a crisis that requires both a central and local response. Coordinating across spheres can be tough, especially when the effects of the disease are amplified by other emergencies. Our survey of local governments in Nepal shows how mismatches between COVID-19 caseloads and funding can...

    27 Aug 2020 | Michael Callen, Rohini Pande, Trilochan Pokharel, Deepak Singhania

  • Publication - Project Report

    State capacity in Punjab’s local governments: Benchmarking existing deficits

    25 Aug 2020 | Gharad Bryan, Ali Cheema, Ameera Jamal, Asad Liaqat, Gerard Padró i Miquel

  • Event

    Adaptive policymaking: Bridging planning, policy and practice in KP

    The Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) in partnership with International Growth Centre (IGC) and Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) is organising a webinar on how Pakistan’s provinces can strengthen their public service delivery and make planning more responsive. Latest research on state-building capacity by Harvard University pushes for...

    27 August 2020

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Data revolution: Transforming Sierra Leone

    Data is a key component of developing evidence-based policy, but policymakers in developing countries often lack access to it. This is the story of how the IGC collaborated with policymakers in Sierra Leone to reduce cumbersome barriers to trade and help local businesses export their goods.

    19 Aug 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    A roadmap for closing gender gaps in Bihar: Gender Responsive Budgeting

    Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) is a globally recognised framework to mainstream gender in public planning and budgeting processes and mechanisms. In doing so, GRB paves the way for equitable and inclusive development and has been adopted in one form or the other in over 100 countries. India has led efforts on GRB in Asia, being one of the most relevant countries...

    17 Aug 2020 | Shrijna Dixon, Yamini Mishra

  • Blog post

    Ideas Matter: What is stopping developing countries from taxing more?

    Public finance – government revenue and expenditure – is crucial for redistribution and inclusive growth. The information scarce environment and a large informal sector make it difficult for developing countries to raise revenue through taxation. Virtually every country in the world taxes their populations. But, some do so more successfully than others. Most developing...

    12 Aug 2020 | Shahrukh Wani

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Event report: Uganda Economic Growth Forum 2019

    The Economic Growth Forum 2019 was hosted by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and co-hosted by the International Growth Centre (IGC). Following two successful high-level growth forums in 2017 and 2018, the aim of this forum was to identify actionable policy recommendations that could drive the country’s future economic growth performance...

    7 Aug 2020 |

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How should the government participate in the development of Uganda’s tourism sector to harness its full potential, apart from providing infrastructure?

    Global Travel & Tourism (T&T) industry is growing at a rapid pace and has accounted for fifth of all new jobs created in the world over the past 5 years. Compared to past decades, Uganda has recently shown progress in terms of tourism growth and development. Realising the potential of the tourism sector to contribute to national socioeconomic development, the...

    7 Aug 2020 | Boopen Seetanah, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Enhancing property tax in Kampala: Successes, challenges, and next steps for increasing municipal revenue

    Property tax is a significant source of municipal revenues in Kampala, making up over 35% of own source revenues for the Kampala Capital City Authority. However, there is significant room for improvement. While legal exemptions and limited means of enforcement require legislative change to enhance revenues, in the short run improvements to valuation and efforts to...

    6 Aug 2020 | Priya Manwaring, Tanner Regan