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Formalisation of Domestic Work has a Positive Impact on the Economy and Poverty Reduction

UN Women, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) launch a study on the impacts of the adoption of the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) for Domestic Houseworkers. Brasília, April 02, 2013 – The Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) for Domestic Houseworkers intends to […]

Latin America Water Week and World Water Day: The Interconnections of Social Policy, Inclusive Growth, and Water Resources

Brasília, March 21, 2013 – This year on World Water Day, which falls within Latin America Water Week, the IPC-IG highlights research and events related to water resources and social policy “The children who have no clean water to drink, the women who fear for their safety, the young people who have no chance to receive a […]

Honoring the First International Day of Happiness with a Global Photo Essay

Brasília, March 20, 2013 – “On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

Chemical Free Farming Brings Bihar World Record Rice Cultivation

Sources: Guardian.co.uk, independentsciencenews.org Brasilia – March 15, 2013 – It came as a surprise when the normally poverty-stricken region of India was met with world-record rice yields. In fact, the entire north-east Indian state of Bihar is currently experiencing a surge in the production of rice, leading many farmers out of poverty and into food […]

The nutrition puzzle

Why do so many people in poor countries eat so badly—and what can be done about it? Brasilia,24 February 2012 -IN ELDORADO, one of São Paulo’s poorest and most misleadingly named favelas, some eight-year-old boys are playing football on a patch of ground once better known for drug gangs and hunger. Although they look the […]

Rural women key to economic growth, says UN official

Brasilia,13 February 2011-Women farmers are often the chief executives of their rural areas and supporting their economic development is crucial for economic growth and poverty reduction, a senior United Nations official said today ahead of an international conference on women’s empowerment. “Women farmers grow, buy, sell, cook food and feed their children. They perform the […]

Launch of Caribbean HDR 2012 ‘Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security’

Brasilia,10 February 2012 -The Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security was launched in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, on 8 February 2012. The report says that with the exception of Barbados and Suriname, homicide rates including gang-related killings have increased substantially in the last 12 years […]

IPC-IG Researcher talked about Gender and Climate Change at the Media Workshop on COP17/CMP7

31 October, 2011- The Media Workshop on COP17/CMP7 was held in Pretoria on 26 October. Researcher and Rural/Sustainable Development Team Leader of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, Leisa Perch, gave a presentation on Gender and Climate Change. See her presentation slides below: Inclusive sustainable development gender and climate change8 (2) View more presentations […]

Steps for a New Green Growth Policy in Caribbean States

New background paper stresses the need to include social and economic factors in climate change policy approach Brasilia, 25 October- At the request of the Directorate for Human and Social Development, Sustainable Development Unit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the UNDP’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) prepared a background paper intended to […]

Social and South-South Dimensions of Health

Brasilia, 17 October- Even though many steps have been taken in Brazil to ensure productive inclusion and “sustainable development of environmentally and socially sustainable productive chains for socio-biodiversity products”, there remain important lessons to be learned from many different angles and approaches to ensure that inclusive growth and development is achieved. As countries seek to […]

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