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The International Growth Centre's (IGC) research focuses on sustainable growth policies in developing countries. Sustainable growth refers to countries developing their potential in an inclusive way that improves social, environmental, and economic well-being for all, including for future generations.
The IGC particularly interested in projects that address these issues through one of four themes (outlined below), all of which play a crucial role in building resilience and promoting sustainable growth.
  • Firms, trade, and productivity – Increasing productivity through structural changes in firms’ capabilities, the functioning of markets, and how firms interact with world markets.
  • State effectiveness – Escaping fragility and improving the capabilities and effectiveness of states to deliver higher rates of sustainable growth.
  • Cities – Making cities more productive, sustainable, and inclusive while addressing the downsides of density.
  • Energy and environment – Improving access to reliable energy and developing strategies to mitigate and adapt to global and local externalities from energy consumption.
For more information about the research priorities of IGC, please visit:  https://www.theigc.org/funding/research-priorities/
The IGC’s research focuses on sustainable growth policies in developing countries. Sustainable growth refers to countries developing their potential in an inclusive way that improves social, environmental, and economic well-being for all, including for future generations. As countries turn their focus from the COVID-19 response to COVID-19 recovery, IGC is working with our partners in ...
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IGC's partner countries are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone & Liberia (one resident team covering both countries), and Uganda. Additionally, IGC engage in Tanzania, Sudan, and Zambia on a more flexible basis.
For more information about the research priorities for each of partner countries, please visit: 
Bangladesh’s economic growth of 6%in the last decade has been coupled with a satisfactory decline of poverty while income inequality has remained broadly stable.
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The online application form, budget, and full guidance will be available on 13 July (Mark your calendars) at theigc.org/funding/call-for-proposals  
Eligibility criteria:
Proposals that do not meet these criteria will not be successful:
  • The Principal Investigator on the study must be either a PhD student or an early-career researcher, defined as someone with a PhD and 5 or less years of work experience. The PhD must be in economics or a related social science field such as development studies, political economy, public policy, etc.
  • There are no restrictions on experience level for co-investigators.
  • Budgets must be capped at £20,000.
  • The IGC will not fund projects that are a) purely qualitative, b) not grounded in sound economics research principles, or c) relevant only to middle- or high-income countries.
  • Applications that are in line with IGC research priorities, empirically rigorous, advance our knowledge about inclusive growth policy, and have strong value for money are favoured.

For more information, about how to apply, please click: https://www.theigc.org/funding/call-for-proposals/how-to-apply/