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Can an online platform be a ‘one-stop shop’ for social protection?

Marapanim/PA 02/10/09Vila Mau, creche©Foto de Ubirajara Machado

The following article was written by Lean Alfred Santos on 17 August 2015 on Devex. Read the article on their website here.  How can one sift through large data sets to find the valuable pieces of information that can then be used as a springboard for action, particularly in creating a universal social protection system? There is no […]

Introducing socialprotection.org


A new online platform on social protection is set to be officially launched momentarily. The test phase of the beta version of the platform, however, is currently live for the project’s partners. Socialprotection.org is an unbranded, online hub, supported by the Development Working Group of the G20 and financed by the Australian Department of Foreign […]

Read our June Inclusive Growth Bulletin

The June 2015 edition introduces readers to new publications covering such topics as malnutrition among children in Yemen, health care systems in the BRICS countries, as well as a new One Pager in our ECLAC series. In addition, the latest updates about the IPC-IG’s activities and participation in the VII BRICS Academic Forum are also […]

Read our Bulletin in French and Portuguese

With the hope of reaching an even larger audience interested in topics such as inclusive growth, social protection and cash transfers, we have officially re-launched the Inclusive Growth Bulletin in Portuguese! We have also launched the second issue of our French Bulletin. Both editions are bi-monthly and if you haven’t subscribed to receive them yet, you […]

Can social protection policies promote economic growth?


This is one of the questions our latest Policy in Focus, “The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies”, seeks to answer.  In this video, IPC-IG’s Editor in Chief of the Policy in Focus, Michael MacLennan, talks about the issue that features a foreword by renowned Prof. Martin Ravallion and includes 10 articles, where leading authors […]

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 […]

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.

Understand Yemen’s achievements and challenges in social development

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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 […]

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