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 New publication: Beyond Institutions: Institutions and organisations in the politics and economics of poverty reduction - a thematic synthesis of research evidence

As IPPG comes to an end, this publication by joint directors Adrian Leftwich and Kunal Sen identifies and highlights the most important common themes and policy implications that flow from IPPG's work from 2005 to 2010.

 New publication: State-Business Relations and Economic Growth in sub Saharan Africa: A review of case studies in Ghana, Mauritius, South Africa and Zambia

This new publication by Dirk Willem te Velde, with Adrian Leftwich, synthesises the work from four contrasting country studies from IPPG's state-business relations work in order to better understand the relationship between state-business relations and economic performance.

 New publication: IPPG October 2010 Newsletter

IPPG's final newsletter with latest publications and media coverage.

 New publication: Effective State-Business Relations, Industrial Policy and Economic Growth

New IPPG-ODI study, Effective State-Business Relations, Industrial Policy and Economic Growth, edited by Dirk Willem te Velde of the Overseas Development Institute and IPPG.

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Welcome to IPPG

IPPG is the shorthand name for the inter-disciplinary Research Programme Consortium on Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth.

Institutions shape human behaviour in all spheres of life. They can be formal (eg laws, constitutions) or informal (customs, traditions, norms), and are best understood as the 'rules of the game'.

Our work goes well beyond the widely accepted view that 'institutions matter'. We explore the consortium´s 'big idea' – that political and social institutions and practices have a profound effect on economic institutions, influencing growth outcomes decisively.

Although economic growth is necessary for the sustainable reduction of poverty, it is not enough. If the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be achieved, we must think of ways in which growth can be made pro-poor. IPPG supports innovative scholarly research, and seeks to influence development policy and practice that contributes to achievement of the MDGs.



IPPG Research

World map higlighting IPPG research countries Bolivia Ecuador Peru Chile Ghana Mali Nigeria Cameroon Malawi Zambia South Africa Mauritius India Bangladesh Tanzania

IPPG's research into the impact and influence of institutions is inter-disciplinary. Economists, political scientists and anthropologists all contribute to our studies. Our partners are based in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, and IPPG funds research projects across all these regions as highlighted in the map. IPPG also aims to help build the capacity of others for undertaking research, influencing and advocacy work on institutional questions.

We have just begun a new programme of research, with studies on state-business relations (Africa and India); rural territorial dynamics (Latin America); institutional architecture.

You can also find all IPPG research projects here.




IPPG Publications

You can access IPPG reports by all our global partners. IPPG Discussion Papers set out our research findings (completed and interim studies) and IPPG Briefing Papers are short studies on a single theme. IPPG reports are free to download.

If you would like to receive regular updates about IPPG news, events and publications please email the programme office, with MAILING LIST in the subject title.

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Last updated: April 2010





IPPG's work is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). DFID logo


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