Policy Dialogue discusses South-South Cooperation on Social Protection for Inclusive Growth
The upcoming 3-Day Workshop will bring together policymakers and academics from the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian Countries to promote the inclusive growth agenda
Brasilia, 8 October 2010 – The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is organising the “A Policy Dialogue and a South-South Learning Event on Long-Term Social Protection for Inclusive Growth”, which will be held on 11-13 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Workshop will bring together almost 80 policy makers, policy advisors and researchers to discuss possible ways by which the South-South policy dialogue can potentially add value by linking social protection programmes to overall macroeconomic factors and social resilience in the context of promoting inclusive growth.
The Workshop has the following objectives:
• To facilitate a policy dialogue amongst decision makers from selected countries particularly those representing the ministries of finance and social development;
•To foster the exchange of knowledgewith key partners identifying a mix of scalable policy initiatives that hold promise for a more inclusive growth path through their promotion of economic and social resilience and multiplier effects that are critical for growth and realmacroeconomic stability;
• Contribute to the discussion on sustainability of MDG investments, achievements and financing.
Please click here to view the agenda.
Parallel to the event, IPC-IG will launch The South-South learning on Social Protection Gateway. In the same context, the website aims to create open, independent and critical networks to share experiences across regions and countries.
“I expect this policy dialogue to present policy options that have emerged in the Global South particularly through social policy which have demonstrated capacity to generate resilience and reduce vulnerability of national development processes”, said Dr. Rathin Roy, Director of IPC-IG.
The first day of the Workshop will focus on frameworks for social protection as well as evidence, policy and financing issues related to the shift from a crisis response to inclusive growth. At the end of panels, a Knowledge Fair will showcase concrete experiences from UNDP country teams, civil society networks, institutions and partners. The theme of the second day will be Social Protection policies over the life-cycle (of what?) ranging from employment policies and gender-based vulnerability programmes to a range of holistic approaches to development challenges. The last day will be reserved for speakers to address the challenges of scaling-up and consolidation of Social Protection Programmes and explore Institutional Design and inter-sectoral coordination.
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The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is a global forum that facilitates South-South learning with the aim of expanding developing countries’ knowledge and capacities to design, implement and evaluate effective policies towards the attainment of high inclusive growth. It is partnership between UNDP and the Government of Brazil. Located in Brasilia, IPC-IG is a unique institutional arrangement for the Global South and provides the international community with innovative research insights on development undertakes training for development countries’ representatives and is engaged in global debates and forums. Visit our new website at: http://www.ipc-undp.org
What is inclusive growth about?
Inclusive Growth is a growth process which yields broad-based benefits and ensures equality of opportunity and access to the benefits of growth. Inclusive growth means growth that is sustainable and generates new productive opportunities. It means that everyone must participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the global growth.