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New Policy in Focus Magazine: Is There a Brazilian Model of Development?

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Brasilia, January, 2015 – Is there a Brazilian model of development? The search for answers to that question is the central theme of the new issue of “Policy in Focus” magazine published by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). Despite its current difficulties, Brazil offers a striking example of inclusive growth. Inequality has […]

Social Cash Transfers in Africa: Scaling-up and Innovating


This new series of publications captures the recent developments in social protection programmes in Africa Brasília, 16 April, 2015 – What does wearable technology have to do with social cash transfer programmes in a poor, remote area of an African country? A lot, indeed. An innovative payment system implemented in Ethiopia sees government agents using […]

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

Photo Credit: IPC-UNDP/Amélie Courau

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, […]

Brazil and Cape Verde Cooperate for Poverty Reduction


Brasilia, November 19, 2013 – The IPC-IG, in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Economics (Ipea), sent a team to Cape Verde on the 24th of October to conduct research for the design and implementation of a Cash Transfer Programme in this archipelago of 10 islands located off the coast of Western Africa. The Programme […]

Introducing “Social Assistance in Developing Countries” by Armando Barrientos

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Introducing the new book, “Social Assistance in Developing Countries” by Armando Barrientos tracking the emergence and contribution of social assistance programmes in the developing world. IPC-IG interviewed the author where he explained how he “tried to provide insight and perspective of the theoretical basis for the expansion of social assistance in developing countries”. He explored […]

IPC-IG Collaborates with ‘From Protection to Production’ (PtoP)

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IPC-IG is collaborating with From Protection to Production (PtoP), a multi-country project performed in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UNICEF (Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office) as well as the governments of seven Sub-Saharan countries. The project is dedicated to “Determining the productive impacts of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa”. In our Poverty […]

RIO+ Centre to participate in ILO’s high level panel on post-2015 social protection policies

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RIO DE JANEIRO – The director of the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre), Rômulo Paes de Sousa, will participate in a high level panel in New York on Thursday to discuss the fight against poverty in light of the post-2015 agenda in terms of the implementation of social protection policies.   This will be RIO+ Centre’s […]

The “Jobs Challenges” Event explores Employment in terms of the Post 2015 Millennium Goals Development Agenda

General Assembly Opens 68th Session: John Ashe (centre), President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, flanked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Tegegnework Gettu, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. 17 September 2013 
United Nations, New YorkPhoto Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Today the “Jobs Challenges” event is being held in New York City concerning achieving sustainable and inclusive development through the creation of decent jobs. UNDP’s Olav Kjørven (Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy) will be attending the event. The event has been prompted in light of the post-2015 Millennium Goals development agenda discussions; […]

Research suggests innovative approach to Inclusive Development in BRICS countries

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Brasília – September 06, 2013 – Prof. Nanak Kakwani, former IPC-IG’s Director, visiting researcher at Ipea and Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, presented at a IPC-IG Seminar his research findings in the areas of pro-poor growth, poverty and inequality, with a focus on BRICS countries. The Seminar was chaired by Marcelo Neri, President […]

Atlas Brazil 2013 highlights Brazil’s accelerated human development progress in recent years

Atlas Brasil 2013

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Brazil launches the New Municipal Human Development Index Brasília, July 30th, 2013 – The Brazilian Human Development Atlas 2013 was launched yesterday based on the new Municipal Human Development Index (MHDI). This edition brings data for the 5,565 Brazilian municipalities, which will be available free of charge through […]

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