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The Cost of Illiteracy

IPC IG was feaured in an article on illiteracy  published by Forbes India. Countries across the world are booking losses for Illiteracy One in five people across the globe cannot read or write. This costs the global economy $1.19 trillion each year. Here’s a look at what countries across the world are paying India $53.56 […]

A Victory towards Inclusive Growth

Francisco Filho*  The 26th of April 2012 will be a date remembered as one of the most important in the recent democratic history of Brazil in regards to social mobility. Unanimously, the Supreme Court (STF), the highest instance in the national legal system, voted the policy of ethnic-racial quotas of the University of Brasilia (UnB) as […]

‘The Economist’ features IPC-IG Visiting Fellow on the reform of Brazil’s pension system

IPC-IG Visiting Fellow Mr. Bernardo Lanza Queiroz was  featured in an article by The Economist on the reform of  Brazil’s social pension system. Mr. Queiroz is Associate Professor at the Department of Demography of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), researcher at the Centre for Regional Development and Planning  in Belo Horizonte (CEDEPLAR) and current Visiting Fellow […]

IMF policy recommendations. Not enough change after the crisis

A fully-formatted, but unreferenced PDF version of this briefing is also available. This briefing is based on a longer report published by the UNDP’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, which is available as a PDF as well. By Rathin Roy and Raquel A. Ramos (IPC-IG) IMF policy recommendations are often criticised for being too […]

Lessons from Brazil

By Reetika Khera, IPC-IG Visiting Fellow There is more to Brazil’s social achievements than its much-talked-about cash transfers I RECENTLY spent a week in Brazil studying its much-talked-about conditional cash transfer programme, Bolsa Familia. It is seen as a successful poverty reduction and food security programme. My interest in it stems from the recent push […]

Put out the climate fire

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth’s (IPC-IG) Policy Specialist in Rural and Social Development, Ms Leisa Perch spoke to News 24, a South African 24 hour online service recently about how best to address social problems of climate change. Brasilia,05 December 2011 – The current pattern of climate change can be compared to a house […]

‘A shift from a North-dominated policy discourse is going on’, IPC-IG

Brasilia, 28 November – Mr. Francisco Filho, Communications Officer at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme spoke at the IPC-IG panel held at Brazil’s 2nd National Development Conference (IPEA/CODE) in Brasilia yesterday. He talked about “Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy” and discussed how we can “strengthen […]

Al Jazeera: Allow the poor to define their futures

Despite an increase in middle income countries, new plans and methods that are well researched are desperately needed. Olav Kjorven Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 08:15 Source: Al Jazeera English New York, NY – Over one billion of us live without many of the basics that the other six billion take as given. In the least-developed countries, conflict, […]

Green Economies with Social Futures

By: Leisa Perch, Policy Specialist and Team Leader- Rural and Sustainable Development: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, and published in the Ethiopian Herald on 20 October, 2011. Next year, the twentieth anniversary of the Rio convention and Agenda 21 will be upon us. Twenty years ago, that global commitment signaled a fundamental change in […]

List of media outlets on UNDP director talk about poverty reduction policies

Brasilia, 30 September: During a visit to Brazil,Selim Jahan, director of the Poverty Group of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was interviewed by Brazil’s News Agency, Agência Brasil. He talked about poverty reduction and how other countries have been looking to Brazil for inspiration.  The interview was published by various news outlets. To read: […]

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