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Policy Economist, State Fragility initiative

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Salary: from £40,229 to £48,456 per annum with the potential to progress to £52,095 per annum including London allowance

The International Growth Centre (IGC) works with policymakers in developing countries to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through pathbreaking research. State Fragility initiative (SFi) is an IGC initiative that catalyses new thinking, develops more effective approaches to addressing state fragility, and supports collaborative efforts to take emerging consensus into practice. SFi brings together robust evidence and practical insight to produce actionable, policy-focused guidance on state legitimacy, state effectiveness, private sector development, and conflict and security.

The Policy Economist, State Fragility initiative will work as part of the SFi team bringing economic insight to fragile contexts, including

  • National level engagements with policymakers undergoing pivotal moments, including SFi’s engagement in Yemen.
  • Synthesising research for a policy audience, alongside developing policy recommendations that respond to a policy need.  
  • Facilitate new research that addresses specific policy challenges.
  • Contributing to SFi’s global engagement, including DFI Fragility Forum
  • Support on programme management and grant reporting.

The successful applicants will have:

  • A MSc/MPA/MPP degree in economics, public policy/administration, development economics, or a related discipline.        
  • Strong understanding of policy-relevant economic research and its application to fragile settings.
  • Ability to convey complex research findings and relevant policy ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload to balance multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Track record of successfully working as part of a team.

This is a full-time open-ended appointment until 30 September 2026, subject to funding. It is based at the IGC Head Office within LSE, London.  We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. For this post, we may be able to offer visa sponsorship to the successful candidate.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification and go to

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

The closing date for receipt of applications is: 23:59 hours (BST) on 27 August 2023.

Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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