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    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

  • 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 covers education; credit, insurance, and risk; and migration. Future courses will...

    27 January 2022

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    This brief investigates the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gross national income in Pakistan and its districts. To address the lack of available data, we developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict economy activity in real time by leveraging administrative, night-light, and other real-time data. Urban districts in Pakistan drove the slow-down in...

    8 Nov 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Exchange rate reform in Sudan (Arabic)

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fiscal federalism in Sudan (Arabic)

    Arabic version of the 'Fiscal federalism in Sudan' working paper.

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan, Arlette Nyembo, Barrett Owen, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fiscal federalism in Sudan

    Since independence, there have been numerous decentralisation efforts – many of these have not been fully implemented, in part due to central resistance.

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan, Arlette Nyembo, Barrett Owen, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Event

    COVID-19 vs the ultra-poor graduation approach: Evidence from Bangladesh

    https://youtu.be/toqyRSgUfZk You can also listen to the audio event recording here (audio begins at 6.20): IGC Admin · COVID-19 vs the ultra-poor graduation approach: Evidence from Bangladesh   The poorest and the most vulnerable households in low-income countries have been hit hardest by COVID-19. In Bangladesh, an additional 22.9% of the population fell below...

    10 November 2021

  • Publication - Project Report

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the growth and subnational distribution of income in low-income countries. To understand these effects, we produce monthly aggregates on gross national income (GNI) for 147 Pakistani districts through real-time data and machine learning between 2012 and 2021. Three findings emerge from our analysis. First, urban districts...

    25 Oct 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio

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    Publication - Policy Brief

    Exchange rate reform in Sudan

    Since 2018, Sudan had been in severe economic distress, with a growing divergence between the official and parallel exchange rates and high and rising inflation, fueled by Sudan’s significant fiscal deficit, which reached 11% of GDP in 2019. With limited access to financial markets and concessional financing, Sudan was bridging the fiscal deficit...

    23 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Project Report

    Resilient jobs to support Bangladesh’s economic development and equity

    This draft paper identifies eight key opportunities for Bangladesh’s labour market to further support economic development that is inclusive and equitable for all Bangladeshis. In outlining the eight key opportunities, the paper discusses related academic literature, suggests policy and research directions, and identifies the main government agencies responsible for these...

    15 Oct 2021 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem