British International Investment (BII) is delighted to host a research workshop in collaboration with the Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN), the CEPR Structural Change and Economic Growth programme (STEG), and the International Growth Centre (IGC). PSDRN is designed to bring together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in understanding how firms and markets contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. Both funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), STEG is a research initiative that aims to provide a better understanding of structural change, productivity, and growth in low- and middle-income countries, while IGC is a global research centre that works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research.
The workshop programme will start with a panel discussion of how practitioners put research into practice followed by five presentations and discussions of cutting-edge research into the development impact of private investment. The workshop will be preceded by a buffet lunch and followed by a drinks reception at BII.
Following on from this event, STEG and the IGC are hosting the Conference on Structural Transformation, Growth, and Economic Development on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February at the London School of Economics.
How to Attend
The workshop will take place in person by invitation at BII, with presentations streamed to a broader external audience. Register here to attend the workshop virtually. Please do not sign up to attend in person if you have not been invited to attend in person. If you have any questions, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].
12:00 - LUNCH
13:00 - Paddy Carter - Welcoming Remarks
13:10 - Policy Panel - Putting Research into Practice: What We Need and What We Get
- Prof. Adnan Khan, Chief Economist and Director for the Economics and Evaluation Directorate at FCDO
- Liz Lloyd CBE, Chief Impact Officer at BII
- Denis Medvedev, Director of Economic Policy Research at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
14:00 - BREAK
14:15 - Roberto Fattal Jaef - Deconstructing the Missing Middle: Informality and Growth of Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Kaleb Abreha, Xavier Cirera, Elwyn Davies, and Hibret Maemir)
14:50 - Sandhya Garg - Financial Access and Gender-wise Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Rural India (with Samarth Gupta and Sushanta Mallick)
15:25 - BREAK
15:40 - Chhavi Rastogi - Entry along the Supply Chain: Removing Growth Restrictions on Firms in India
16:15 - Nicholas Trachter - Sectoral Development Multipliers (with Francisco Buera)
16:50 - BREAK
17:05 - Alexandros Ragoussis - The Great Upgrade (with Jonathan Timmis)
17:40 - Paddy Carter - Closing Remarks
17:45 - REFRESHMENTS
How to Apply to Present
Applications to present at the conference are now closed with decisions returned to all applicants.