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The ‘quiet revolution from the Global South': A new generation of social protection policies

By Maria Denise Galvani* A broad body of literature acknowledges important developments in the field of social protection that have been recently occurring in developing countries. It has been said about this matter that there is a “quiet revolution from the Global South”, which has integrated over 190 million poor households to income assistance programmes in […]

Early action can avert Sahel food and nutrition crisis – UN rapporteur

8 February 2012 – “Drought, poor harvests and rising food prices have left the Sahel region of West-Central Africa on the brink of a humanitarian crisis,” warned Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food. “We must not wait until people are starving in order to act. The world must respond immediately […]

IPC-IG presents results of its 8-year history

Brasília, 3 February 2012 – IPC-IG was founded in 2004 as a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Brazil. The partnership between an emerging global player and the United Nations for the establishment of IPC-IG as a forum with a global agenda represents Brazil’s commitment to the challenges facing the developing world in guaranteeing opportunities for equal […]

Argentina tackles extreme poverty among children and adolescents

Brasilia, 25 January 2012 – In 2009, Argentina introduced a new cash transfer programme for children and adolescents below the age of 18  years. (Asignación Universal por Hijo – AUH). This non- contributory programme is an extension of the contributory family allowance programme (Asignaciones Familiares Contributivas – AFC), which was  established in the 1950s. The […]

Inclusive Growth Bulletin Presents Learning Materials on Development Policy

December 2011 –  The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published the October-December issue of its Inclusive Growth bulletin. The bulletin contains highlights from new IPC-IG publications and events. In a message, Rathin Roy, IPC-IG Director, underlines that reducing inequality must be an overarching policy goal in […]

From Abandonment to Inclusion in favela communities in Rio de Janeiro

Brasilia, 08 December 2011,  International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) Visiting Fellow, Ms Mary Robbins, who holds an MA in International Affairs from The New School, in New York City, provided an insightful presentation on Brazil’s evolving security policy in favela communities in Rio Janeiro, in which she examined the extent of these polices in two specific […]

New report on Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes: The recent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

Brasilia and Santiago de Chile, 5 December 2011 – A new report produced by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) summarizes experience with conditional cash transfer or “co-responsibility” (CCT) programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, over a period lasting more than 15 years. During this time, CCTs have […]

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, […]

Committee on World Food Security launches an Online Consultation

This online consultation that will open on the 26th of July and run through the 15th of October 2011, is designed to support the work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), by taking advantage of innovative technologies to gather views and inputs from relevant partners. The CFS has just undergone a reform process […]

The Implementation of Brazil’s Food Security Policies

Brazil’s Food Policy Framework The human right to adequate food has been a milestone in the national policy debate for several years and on February 2010, by means of a constitutional amendment, the right to food became part of Brazilians social rights. The following analysis will highlight the main findings of the country study entitled […]

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