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Insight: “Emerging Perspectives in the Era of the Post – Millennium Development Goals”.


15 May 2014, Brasilia: The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (a coalition of over 4,000 civil society organizations in India), jointly initiated an international symposium on “Human Development in the Global South: Emerging Perspectives in the Era of the Post – Millennium Development Goals“. Held between the 28th-29th of April 2014 in […]

Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

New York, 29 January 2014 – A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.   The richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of […]

Growing middle class transforms emerging countries, such as BRICS

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Brasilia 25 September 2013 – The UNDPs International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Poverty in Focus magazine dedicated to the exploration of themes related to the middle class. The #26 issue of the Poverty in Focus is being launched today at the International Conference on […]

IPC-IG Researcher to speak at Seminar: agricultural trade policy in Brazil: can policy advance sustainable development?

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Brasília – August 27, 2013 – IPC-IG’s Researcher Guilherme Lambais will participate in the Seminar: “Agricultural trade Policy in Brazil: can policy advance sustainable development”, promoted by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) next Tuesday, September 03. As trade policy can contribute significantly […]

IPC-IG supports World’s Indigenous People Day

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“We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Brasília, August 9, 2003 – Today we celebrate the World’s Indigenous People 2013, which brings the need for Indigenous […]

How can policies be improved to advance social welfare, employment & inclusive growth?


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launches new book on Social Protection, Growth and Employment: Evidence from India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan. The global economic and financial crisis has more than highlighted how effective social protection programmes are needed in order to not only to assist the population in raising their income, but also to […]

IPC-IG Researcher Presents in Italy on Land Reform and Publishes on New Horizons for Global Energy Governance

Brasília, June 27, 2013 – IPC-IG Researcher Guilherme B.R. Lambais presents research on land reform and efficiency at a conference in Italy. In addition, Lambais and Guilherme Gonçalves, Executive Manager and Founding Partner at Limpgas Tecnologia, also report on a number of challenges and lessons related to the relationship between energy systems and global climate […]

IPC-IG Staff in Brazil Show their Support for World Refugee Day with a Difficult Choice


If your family had one minute to flee home, what would YOU take? Brasília, 20 June 2013 – “On World Refugee Day the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, commemorates the strength and resilience of the more than 45 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or persecution. Behind the casualty statistics […]

Study Addresses the Impact of Small Entrepreneurs on the Expansion of the Middle Class

The third edition of the “Voices of the New Middle Class” that was launched last Monday analyzes the contribution of the entrepreneurial middle class to efforts for poverty reduction Brasília – 3 May 2013 In recent years, nearly 40 million Brazilians have been incorporated into the middle class – those with a per capita income […]

1000-Day Milestone for MDG Achievement: Increasing Momentum through International Policy Research

Brasília, April 04, 2013 –  Friday April 5th marks 1000 days until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are anticipated to be achieved. Momentum 1000 is a worldwide rally organized by the UNDP that aims to enhance cooperation and advocacy throughout the final leg towards achieving the MDGs. The International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the […]

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