IGC Bangladesh's focus areas are infrastructure development, firm capabilities, state effectiveness, sustainable urbanisation and food security.


Current focus areas for IGC Ethiopia are industrial development, urbanisation, agriculture and youth employment.


By producing frontier research in the areas of state capabilities, firms and energy, IGC Ghana aims to promote evidence based policymaking in the country and generate ideas for Ghana’s growth.

India (Bihar)

Since its inception in 2009, IGC Bihar has provided on-demand policy advice to various departments of the Bihar government, and has funded more than 30 research projects addressing diverse themes.

India (Central)

IGC India Central focuses on firm productivity growth, urbanisation, infrastructure, energy and state effectiveness (including macroeconomics, finance and human development).


The IGC Sierra Leone program started in 2010 and focuses on the issues of trade, governance, health and agriculture.


IGC Mozambique focuses on private sector development, and state effectiveness.


Current focus areas for IGC Myanmar are firm capabilities, urbanisation, natural resource management and state effectiveness.


IGC Rwanda focuses on four areas: agriculture; infrastructure; macroeconomic policy and finance; and trade and industry.

Sierra Leone

Since February 2013, IGC Liberia has been providing and applying frontier economic research to the central questions in Liberian policymaking.


Current priority areas for IGC Pakistan include macroeconomic management, state capabilities, firm capabilities, urbanisation and energy.

South Sudan

IGC South Sudan focuses on managing resources for growth, improved monetary management, investments in people to raise incomes, and inclusive growth.


IGC Tanzania focuses on the areas of macroeconomic management, firm capabilities, urbanisation and natural resources.


IGC Uganda focuses on managing resources for growth, promoting regional integration, improved monetary management, investments in people to raise incomes, and inclusive growth.


IGC Zambia focuses on domestic resource mobilisation and tax collection, infrastructure and trade and tradable sector development and competitiveness.

The IGC operates programmes in nine partner countries and has ongoing engagements in a further six countries on key government priorities throughout Africa and South Asia. Country offices allow the IGC to be distinctive among international research initiatives in sustaining long-term policy engagement, and helping to ensure our work can be demand-led; they facilitate our work with partners, and deepen sensitivity to the political economy of policymaking.