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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

Photo Credit: IPC-UNDP/Amélie Courau

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 […]

The Impact of Growth, Redistribution and Inequality on Poverty in Nigeria

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Brasilia, 11 August, 2014 – On Monday, 28 July, Jude Okechukwu Chukwu (Department of Economics, University of Nigeria and Visiting Research Fellow, IPC-IG) introduced his research, presenting its empirical findings during a presentation titled “Growth, Redistribution and Inequality Effects on Poverty Changes in Nigeria”, on the IPC-IG’s Seminar Series. He delved into the patterns of […]

The IPC-IG July 2014 Bulletin has been released

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This month Inclusive Growth Bulletin launches new publications on the impact of cash transfer on the local economy, the realisation of South Africa’s child support grant; the evolution of the middle class in Latin America and translated insights into the expansion of Brazil’s social security scheme. We also present news and updates on the IPC-IG’s latest […]

Purchase from Africans for Africa and Institutional Markets Knowledge Sharing Seminar

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Brasilia, 10 June 2014: On June 02 2014, top officials gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to review the achievements of the Purchase from Africans for Africa programme (PAA Africa) at the Purchase from Africans for Africa and Institutional Markets Knowledge Sharing Seminar. PAA Africa is a joint initiative to promote food and nutrition security and […]

Insight: “Emerging Perspectives in the Era of the Post – Millennium Development Goals”.

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15 May 2014, Brasilia: The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (a coalition of over 4,000 civil society organizations in India), jointly initiated an international symposium on “Human Development in the Global South: Emerging Perspectives in the Era of the Post – Millennium Development Goals“. Held between the 28th-29th of April 2014 in […]

Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Development

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“Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is important for all to measure the impact of our programmes and improve them based on the lessons learned. Nowhere is M&E more important than in Egypt today, where there is need of better targeting and implementation of social policies. It is not enough to collect anecdotes; we must now base […]

Youth and Employment Among the BRICS Analysed in Our New Publication

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31 March 2014, Brasilia: The IPC-IG pre-launched its latest Policy in Focus publication titled “Youth and Employment Among the BRICS”, on March 18th at the BRICS Academic Forum held in Rio de Janeiro, as a prelude to the official launch taking place in April 2014. The issue is dedicated to the analysis of the usage […]

Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

New York, 29 January 2014 – A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.   The richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of […]

Internship Programme 2014 is open

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Brasilia, 23 January 2014 – The UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is launching its new 2014 Internship Programme in Brasília, Brazil. We offer graduate and undergraduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IPC-IG’s work as a global forum for research, policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. The Intenrship Programme is designed to provide […]

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