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Presenting socialprotection.org’s Child Allowance Webinar Series


On 14th August 2015, the Child Allowance Webinar Series will commence with a webinar dedicated to South Africa’s Child Support Grant. The webinar is supported by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (the IPC-IG/UNDP) and UNICEF and hosted by socialprotection.org. The purpose of the Child Allowance Webinar Series is to present a variety of child allowance experiences including that of South Africa […]

Inclusive growth required to achieve sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, says UN


ESCAP’s flagship report introduces innovative inclusiveness index for region’s economies Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to fare well in comparison to the rest of the world, but structural weaknesses constrain growth prospects, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its latest […]

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 […]

IPC-IG Interviews Markus Fraundorfer


From the global fight against HIV/AIDS to food security, to bioenergy, Brazil has played an important role in many areas of global governance and in regards to many development issues. Exactly, how Brazil has exercised power in global governance since the beginning of the 21st century and how it has developed in various interfaces of global […]

Read our April Inclusive Growth Bulletin!

Ethiopian children fetching water at a well in Tigray. Credit: IPC/UNDP/Lauren Naville Gisnås

The April 2015 Bulletin launches new publications on challenges and innovations in the implementation of social cash transfer programmes in African countries, on gender equality approaches in evaluation, and continues the dabate on social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. A new interview highlights Brazil’s role in global governance. There is also information […]

March edition of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin is out!


The March 2015 issue of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin brings a revealing interview with Márcia Lopes, Brazil’s former-Minister of Social Development, concerning the dialogue around social policies between Brazil and Africa. New publications highlight lessons learned from the Brazilian experience in helping vulnerable populations get out of poverty, as well as evidence from countries in […]

Lessons Learned in the Brazil-Africa Dialogue on Social Protection


The IPC-IG interviewed Márcia Lopes, Social Assistant, Brazil’s former Minister of Social Development and former National Secretary of Social Assistance. She talked about her experiences and views on the Brazil-Africa cooperation: knowledge exchange practices; lessons learned; challenges to be overcome. Watch the video below. English subtitles are available.

The Jan/Feb Inclusive Growth Bulletin is out


The January/February 2015 issue launches new One Pagers on Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Productive Impacts of Cash Transfers series, as well as new publications on the effectiveness of Public Work Programmes in Namibia, on recommendations to the debate surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and translated versions of a One Pager […]

Understand Yemen’s achievements and challenges in social development

Website Yemen Slider

The IPC-IG launches reports and website dedicated to the Yemen National Social Protection Monitoring Survey (NSPMS) Brasilia, February 13th 2015 – The NSPMS is a household longitudinal survey covering the period of October 2012 to September 2013. Last December 2014, the Final Report and the Executive Summary were launched. Following-up on the publication of new evidence and indicators from a […]

The UN, Brazil and DFID Join Forces to Promote Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Partnership signed

The Project Will Develop Capacities and Promote Learning Exchanges between Brazil and African Nations in the Field of Women’s Empowerment and Social Protection Brasilia, February 12, 2015 – The UNDP Resident Representative and UN coordinator in Brazil, Jorge Chediek, and the Head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Brazil, Indranil Chakrabarti, signed on February […]

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