International NGO, Fundación Capital visits Brazil to learn about productive inclusion strategies
Brasilia, 23 February 2012 – Ms. Tatiana Rincón, a project coordinator for Fundación Capital, an international non-profit organization was hosted by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) on a study visit to Brazil. She met IPC-IG researchers, policymakers and key stakeholders in the area of social protection policies, hereby including the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS) and the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of the Republic (SAE/PR). Ms. Rincón’s visit aimed at discussing Brazil’s social protection and promotion policy framework, with a special focus on ‘exit door’ strategies for cash transfers and productive inclusion. She also took the opportunity to present one of Fundación Capital’s key projects – the Graduation Programme to her Brazilian counterparts. in the video interview, Ms. Rincón briefly explains the key principles and objectives of the organization and the programme. The video interview was recorded at the IPC-IG office in Brasilia.
A detailed description of the Graduation Project
The Graduation Project will support the Colombian government in the development and implementation of an innovative policy to provide pathways out of extreme poverty in Colombia. At the same time, it will seek to put the fight against poverty – and specifically the graduation approach – on public policy agendas throughout the region.
The concept of graduation has multiple meanings in the context of social policy:
•Advancing from extreme poverty to an improved and more stable socio-economic situation: one in which, although still living with scant resources, individuals are able to undertake activities that generate income and allow for a better quality of life.
•Improving conditions to a point where individuals are no longer dependent on Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) and other social assistance programs.
There are currently numerous graduation initiatives, in various incarnations, underway across the globe. The lessons learned from these programs will be of vital importance to the government in Colombia, which has named as its objective the graduation of 350,000 families living in extreme poverty between 2010-2014. Fundación Capital, in close collaboration with the Colombian government, will put in place at least two pilot programs in an effort to achieve that goal.
At the regional level, the Graduation Project will focus on knowledge management by documenting and extracting lessons learned in Colombia, Latin America, and around the world, providing practitioners and policymakers with the tools and methodologies needed to initiate and perfect graduation policies”.
Would you like to learn more about social policies? Please refer to the following websites and publications:
Lessons from Brazil [IPC-IG in the Media]
Brazil explains flagship programme to eradicate extreme poverty by 2014 [IPC-IG publication ]
Latin America and Caribbean Meeting Discusses Contribution to Rio+20 [IPC-IG Article]
More IPC-IG social protection resources here.
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is UNDP’s global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. From its headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil IPC-IG is dedicated to equipping policymakers in the developing world with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive growth.