Established in 2007, Improving Institutions for Growth (iiG) is a DfID Research Programme Consortium focusing on pro-poor growth and poverty reduction in Africa and South Asia.
iiG is organised as an international network of applied research institutes across Africa, Asia, the USA and Europe. It aims to generate new insights about institutions’ influence on pro-poor growth through an innovative programme of research, capacity building, and dissemination.
More details can be found in the iiG Concepts and Framework section.
iiG compromises leading research institutions from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.
The lead institution is the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
other UK partners are:
- Oxford Department for International Development at Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
- Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD), London School of Economics and Political Science
partners in Africa and Asia:
- Bangladesh: BRAC, (formerly known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)
- Ethiopia: African Centre for Economic and Historical Studies (ACEHS), Addis Ababa
- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Addis Ababa
- India: Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore
- Nigeria: Department of Political Science, Ibadan University
- Pakistan: Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore
- Uganda: Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Kampala