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>
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Firm growth:

Two sides of the same coin?

- Do people want support with credit or savings? We find high demand for both in Pakistan, and a largely illusory distinction between microlending and microsaving. Read more here & here>

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Innovation and entrepreneurship:

The value of 'Seed funding' for young entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia

- Access to start-up capital is a sizeable barrier to entry into entrepreneurship for the young, motivated individuals most likely to succeed in business. Read more>

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Making markets work:

Coping with land expropriation in rural Ethiopia

- Households find it difficult to absorb compensation from land expropriation. The lump-sum may be insufficient to kick-start entrepreneurs without business training. Read more here & here>