Why are many places still excluded from the modern economy? What can these societies do to attain levels of human comfort that we know are achievable?
These are the questions that animate the work at the Growth Lab.
At the Growth Lab, we push the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborate with policymakers to design actions, and share our insights through teaching, tools and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.
Decarbonization presents a defining opportunity for growth by creating new industries, markets, and paths for economic development. The Growth Lab is researching how countries can leverage these trends to develop green growth strategies. Our research involves understanding changes in technology, patterns of demand, and value chains for green industries.
In 2022, the Growth Lab's research agenda spanned five continents. Our researchers tackled development challenges within a diverse group of countries and regions while also working on pressing issues such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, green growth, and the future of work in a post-pandemic world.
How We Work
Our wide range of research falls into three categories – economic transformation, knowledge and technology diffusion, and the coordination of knowhow – and draws on multiple disciplines.
We translate research and thoughts into web applications and interactive storytelling, all made publicly available and used by a global community of policymakers, scholars, investors, and journalists.