182 results for "growth brief"

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    Climate priorities: Lessons for flood risk mitigation in Pakistan

    For millions of devastated people, the response to Pakistan’s unprecedented flooding came too late. Learning from this is essential to averting and mitigating future crises. Pakistan is all too familiar with floods and droughts. The country, however, has recently been facing increasingly devastating climate disasters. Unprecedented floods in between June and September...

    16 Nov 2022 | Hina Shaikh

    Tags: Pakistan

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    Climate priorities: Tackling climate governance in India

    Addressing climate change through policy may not be enough. Legislation around climate can ensure economy-wide outcomes. Broader political context will also need to be considered, in India as in the rest of the world, while drawing laws to ensure that both environmental and development objectives are met.  India has a growing edifice of climate policy, but climate...

    14 Nov 2022 | Navroz Dubash, Anirudh Sridhar

    Tags: India

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    Climate priorities: Challenges and opportunities for e-waste in Rwanda

    Growth in use and obsolescence of electronic goods results in e-waste which poses significant health and environmental risks, requiring wide-ranging solutions. There is a sustained global increase in the manufacturing, demand, and usage of electronics and electronic equipment. Simultaneously, the resulting electronic waste (e-waste) generated from obsolete and discarded...

    9 Nov 2022 | Mphatso Kumwenda

    Tags: Rwanda

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    Climate priorities: Health and environmental impacts of brick kilns in Bangladesh

    Brick kilns are a major source of air pollution in Bangladeshi cities. Not only do they pose serious health and pollution risks, but also contribute to widespread labour rights violations. Research and policy should focus on identifying feasible alternatives to bricks and strict monitoring of the industry.  The fundamental component of construction, bricks and brick...

    7 Nov 2022 | Ashfaqul Chowdhury

    Tags: Energy, Bangladesh

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    Sandra Sequeira and Stefano Caria awarded the Leverhulme Prize in Economics

    Sandra Sequeira, IGC's Lead Academic for Mozambique, and Stefano Caria, IGC's Lead Academic for Ethiopia, have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize 2022 in Economics by the Leverhulme Trust. The prizes recognise and celebrate the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is...

    4 Nov 2022

    Tags: Inclusive Growth, International

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    Three ways in which cities can spur development and climate change adaptation

    Cities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their geographic features and low income per capita. Many of the challenges related to sustainable urbanisation in poor countries can be overcome by getting the city development model right, and by focusing on pursuing development and adaptation goals in...

    2 Nov 2022 | Juliana Oliveira-Cunha

    Tags: Sustainable Growth

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    How diaspora investment can finance energy access in fragile settings

    Improving energy access in fragile settings is fundamental for achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Blended finance offers a mechanism for investments to flow into the market, pioneering off-grid solutions in these settings. However, more research is required to understand the different types of private finance that are appropriate for...

    17 Oct 2022 | Joevas Asare

    Tags: Energy, State Fragility, Africa, Asia, International

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    The impacts of climate change on human wellbeing in developing countries

    Climate change is the central challenge facing the world today. With rising temperatures, increasing extreme weather events and other climate catastrophes, it is but essential to urgently usher in a green growth paradigm. Developing countries are set to face the brunt of the climate crisis and need international support to move towards sustainability without compromising on...

    29 Sep 2022 | Nikita Sharma

    Tags: Energy, Sustainable Growth, Africa, Asia, International

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    Do Rwanda’s cities increase worker productivity and welfare?

    Developing economies are quickly urbanising and must weigh the amenities and disamenities of city life as they grow because the urbanisation process is important for productivity and wage growth. Rwanda is urbanising rapidly and recognises the importance of urbanisation to overall economic growth. Starting from the current urbanisation rate of 18.5%, Rwanda’s Vision 2050...

    11 Aug 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

    Tags: Cities, Rwanda

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    Selection and incentive effects of teacher performance contracts in Rwanda

    Pay for performance can improve student learning without negative impacts on the type of teacher that gets recruited or retained Student learning in primary school lags enrolment gains across many low-income countries (Angrist et al. 2021). Teachers are key to student attainment (Chetty, Friedman and Rockoff 2014a,b, Bau and Das 2020, Buhl Wiggers et al. 2020) and...

    18 Feb 2022 | Clare Leaver, Owen Ozier, Pieter Serneels, Andrew Zeitlin

    Tags: Sustainable Growth, Rwanda