The IGC's research focuses on four main themes: State, Firms, Cities, and Energy. These themes were chosen as they are the most critical areas for ensuring the continued growth of these developing countries in the future.
At the centre of poverty reduction efforts must be an effective state. Increasing the resources and capabilities of states is critical for inclusive growth.Read More
Productive firms and functioning markets form the core of economic activity. For developing economies to grow, so must the capabilities of their businesses and...Read More
Currently emerging cities have the potential to be either the greatest drivers of growth or the largest missed opportunity for developing countries.Read More
More than a billion people still live without access to reliable and affordable energy. The impact of climate change and pollution require adaptation and mitigation...Read More
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We hold a regular call for proposals across our four research themes: Firms, trade, and productivity; State effectiveness; Energy and environment; and Cities. The IGC strongly encourages proposals for research projects implemented in any of our partner or flexible engagement countries in Africa and South Asia.Find out more