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International Growth Centre


The International Growth Centre (IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Phase One of IGC activities was launched in December 2008 with funding from DFID, and this funding was renewed in 2012 for Phase Two. The IGC is directed jointly by LSE and Oxford and comprises country offices across the developing world and a hub at LSE.

The IGC has 15 country programmes in 14 countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India (Bihar state and Central), Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia). The IGC research programme has four principal themes: state effectiveness, firm capabilities, cities and energy.

A number of ODID academics are instrumental in the organisation of the IGC. Professor Douglas Gollin is the Lead Academic for IGC Ethiopia and Professor Christopher Adam is the Lead Academic for IGC Tanzania. In addition, from the launch of the IGC up until September 2011 Professor Stefan Dercon was a member of the Steering Group and also the Lead Academic for IGC Ethiopia. In addition, Professor Sir Paul Collier of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor Tony Venables of the Economics Department sit on the IGC Steering Group.

International Growth Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
University of Oxford
Queen Elizabeth House
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB, UK

Photo: S de Bont, MPhil 2006-08

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