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International conference on Social Protection: Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices – Day 2

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Arusha, December 17th 2014 – The three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth took place from 15th to 17th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, organized by the Poverty Eradication Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support from UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research […]

African dialogue on poverty takes place in Tanzania

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Day 1: International conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth: Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices Arusha, December 16th 2014 – The three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth commenced on 15th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, organized by the Poverty Eradication Department of the Ministry of […]

Specialists and policymakers discuss tools for measuring and reducing poverty: Day 1

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Brasília, November 25th 2014: Social development policy models aimed at overcoming poverty and extreme poverty represent major topics of discussion, especially in light of the Millennium Development Goals deadline and recent discussions on the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals. With this in mind, the first International Seminar – World Without Poverty, took place in Brasilia from 18-19 […]

Building a world without extreme poverty within one generation: Day 2

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During the first day of the International Seminar “A World without Poverty”, the panellists attempted to provide a definition of poverty, introducing key concepts such as the income based poverty line, well-being and multidimensional poverty. After setting the poverty stage, they introduced the Brazilian endeavour to overcome extreme poverty and its experience in implementing the […]

Seminar brings together international experts in Brasilia to discuss world poverty

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Internationally referenced researchers discuss social policies to overcome multidimensional poverty. Brasilia, 18 November: Can there be a world without poverty? What are the public policies that lead to overcoming it and when it is possible to say a country that has overcome poverty? These questions are at the centre of discussion at the first International […]

Experts and policymakers discuss data collection and monitoring and evaluation for poverty reduction

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From 3 – 5 November, 40 representatives from15 different countries will discuss how national statistics can be used to improve Monitoring and Evaluation policies and National Evaluation Capacities Rio de Janeiro, 31 October 2014 – The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), together with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), the World Without Poverty […]

Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation: Evidence for Better Policies: Seminar Day 2

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The Canada´s International Development Research Centre(IDRC), the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo organized an international seminar to discuss social protection and its linkages to jobs, entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment. The event was held in celebration of the IPC-IG’s 10th year anniversary, at the Ipea Headquarters in Brasilia on 10-11 September, […]

Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation: Evidence for Better Policies: Seminar Day 1

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Despite the progressive endorsement of social protection in Latin America and across the developing world, policy debates have emerged concerning the impact of social protection on labour supply and women’s empowerment. Critics argue that social grants generate dependence, disincentivisework and can reinforce traditional gender roles. A shortage of in-depth research on their impact has undermined […]

Experts and policymakers engage in South-South learning on how to enhance social protection policies

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   The “Social protection, entrepreneurship and labour market activation – Evidence for better policies” 2-day Seminar will be held in Brasilia to mark the UN Day for South-South Cooperation and celebrate the IPC-IG’s 10 year Anniversary Brasilia, 08 September 2014 –  Canada´s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) […]

Policy in Focus Analyses Human Development without Deforestation

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The IPC-IG and UNDP Brazil launch a new Policy in Focus on ‘Development without Deforestation’ Brasilia, August 18 2014 – This latest issue of Policy in Focus, ‘Development without Deforestation’ aims at contributing to the growing literature dedicated to promoting human development while simultaneously preserving forests of the Global South. Achieving human development without deforestation is undeniably crucial to […]

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