February 17, 2022

The London School of Economics,
17 February 2022

The IGA aims to contribute to building a vibrant intellectual environment for original, rigorous and significant thinking based on research with broader impact at the LSE School of Public Policy.

By employing multidisciplinary approaches and encouraging evidence-based policy making, IGA aspires to promote deeper understanding and peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge across emerging and developing economies. The IGA wants to offer a ‘safe space’ that is open, fair and transparent and where students, government, private sector and civil society from all around the world can meet to address the challenges of the 21st century.

In 2017, IGA launched the LSE Global Policy Lab as a platform for engaging with emerging economies on global challenges. The Global Policy Lab is bringing together researchers from across LSE and beyond on five challenges: global growth (Middle Income Trap), global finance (Rethinking Global Finance), migration (Global Migration Initiative), disinformation (Arena Project) and Climate and the Ocean (Blue Finance). Each one of these programmes has one or two LSE lead academics. IGA?™s own research contribution focuses on the financial governance of these challenge ??how to finance efforts and what architecture to use to address these challenges.

IGA currently engages faculty and students from ten academic departments and provides a hub for six regional centres at the LSE. We are in the process of developing the Maryam Forum – a unique IGA/SPP initiative to identify, help bring together and train future leaders in emerging economies, connecting them to academics and policymakers in advanced economies. In line with LSE?™s 2030 Strategy it will draw on expertise from across the School?™s wider academic community, informed by policy-relevant research and driven by active student engagement. It is intended to help ?œShape the World??