iiG is a DFID funded research consortium investigating how improving institutions can impact on poverty

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Funding for iiG

iiG research is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Open Society Institute. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the funding bodies.

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This DFID Research Programme also funds the IPPG Consortium.

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iiG conference:

'Improving Institutions for Growth'. Read more>
Overview of school and students. Kenya. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Accountability and Governance:

Supporting Democratic Institutions and Clean and Peaceful Elections

- A lack of checks and balances gives politicians incentives to use fraud and violence during elections. Read more here, here & here>

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Firm Development and Exports:

The Impact of the Kenyan Post-election Violence on the Kenyan Flower Export Industry

- Violence after the 2007 elections dramatically reduced the exports of Kenyan flower exporters. Read more>

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Institutions for Inclusive Growth in Poor Settings:

To feed or to educate: Hard choices for the extremely poor

- Goats and chickens made poor people better off but didn't increase time children spent in school. Read more>