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New ideas for economic growth in developing countries

Government ministers, policy makers and academics from twelve countries in Africa and South Asia will join leading Western experts to debate the latest ideas for stimulating economic growth in developing countries at a conference hosted by LSE.

Professor Tim Besley (LSE), Professor Paul Collier (Oxford University) and Professor Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard) will be among the distinguished experts joining senior government ministers and advisors from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The lively discussions, on topics such as the contribution of mobile phones to development, reform of educational systems, strengthening tax capacity in developing countries and China's controversial role in Africa, will be part of the International Growth Centre's (IGC) Growth Week 2010, taking place at LSE from September 20-22.

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For more information about Growth Week and to download the full agenda, visit www.theigc.org|

To request interviews with any speakers, or for any other queries, please contact Adam Green on A.R.Green@lse.ac.uk |


To apply to reserve a press seat, please contact LSE Press Office at pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|


The International Growth Centre is a joint initiative with LSE and Oxford University with offices across the developing world. It is funded by the Department for International Development. 

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