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How Did Mongolia Create the First Universal Child Grant in the Developing World?

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The country’s experience will be the theme of the third webinar of the Child Allowance Webinar Series on October 27, organized by the IPC-IG, Unicef and Development Pathways, and hosted by socialprotection.org.  We invite you to register for the webinar. Located between Russia and China, Mongolia has a territory of nearly 1.6 million square kilometers, […]

Brazil’s progress towards achieving the MDGs

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IPC-IG attends the ceremony of the Brazil MDG Awards and launching of the MDG National Report Brasilia, May 26th, 2014 – The General Secretariat of the Presidency, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Brazil) and the National Movement for Citizenship and Solidarity (Movimento Nacional pela Cidadania e Solidaridade, MNCS) jointly hosted the 5th Edition of the […]

IPC-IG in the news: The Hindu newspaper on Human Development in India

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Kerala example draws U.N. praise New Delhi, June 12, 2013 – Kerala provides an empirical example to show how it is possible to achieve both growth and improved income distribution through human development, a United Nations working paper has said. The document also estimates substantial losses in human development due to inequality in different dimensions across […]

Climate Change and Agriculture: Role of Trade Unions

Opinion article by  Hans Awude published on The African Executive on October 2012 Climate change and agriculture: Role of Trade Unions Climate Change is probably the greatest environmental threat that humankind faces in years to come. Developing countries which, have in effect contributed the least to the problem, are likely to suffer its worst impacts. It […]

The Word on Women – Gender and sustainable development: Still a missing link?

By Ipsita Kumar* In 1988, the World Commission on Environment and Development, headed by the then Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, released the report “Our Common Future.” This report was the starting point of all things related to sustainable development. Four years later, in 1992, the Earth Summit took place in Rio de […]

Creating resilience after the crises

Opinion article by  Anuradha Seth published on Al Jazeera on 13 August 2012. The Article was based on the IPC- IG Working Paper No 94. Understanding the link between rising income inequality and increasing economic crises is crucial to build new policies. The frequency of global financial and economic crises has increased over the past […]

From crisis to resilience: why inequality matters

Opinion article by  Anuradha Seth published on The Hindu on august 8 2012. The Article was based on the IPC- IG Working Paper No 94. We need to understand the links between rising income inequality and frequent economic crises.  By Anuradha Seth. The frequency of global financial and economic crises has increased over the past […]

Rio + 20 meet must focus on social equity

Opinion article by IPC-IG’s Leisa Perch published on The Shanghai Daily on 21 June 2012 The largest United Nations conference in history is happening now in Brazil. Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development is assembling more than 50,000 people and more than 130 heads of state and government. The two main themes of Rio+20 […]

What do we mean by Green Economy?

Opinion article by IPC-IG’s Leisa Perch publiched by Valor Econômico newspaper in Brazil. The twentieth anniversary of the Rio Convention and Agenda 21 is upon us.  Twenty years ago, that global commitment signaled a fundamental change in development.  An honest assessment suggests that while advances have been made and innovations have occurred, we have often failed […]

Rio+20: Let’s prioritise social sustainability

Opinion article by IPC-IG’s Leisa Perch published on Al Jazeera on 21 May, 2012. Greater policy attention is needed in directing emerging models for a green economy. Income inequality is one of many challenges faced by the poor and vulnerable. As public attention converges around the upcoming Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, it must be acknowledged […]

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