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Uganda Mission Visits Brazil for First-ever Exchanges on Social Development

The first high-level delegation of Uganda to visit Brazil for exchanges on social protection and inclusive growth policies took part in a full-week Study Tour programme on March 2012 in Brasilia and Formosa. The Uganda Delegation*, which was composed of ten senior government representatives – including Cabinet Ministers, will participated in a series of learning sessions, presentations and field visits with the aim of fostering knowledge exchanges around successful policy interventions aimed at reducing inequality and tackling extreme poverty via productive inclusion and cash transfers.

The Uganda-Brazil Study Tour on Social Development is an initiative of the Government of Uganda in collaboration with

Uganda Delegates visit Child Labour Eradication Programmes in Formosa, Goiás State of Brazil

Brazil’s Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), Ministry of External Relations (MRE) with support from the Department for International Development (DFID, United Kingdom).

Study Tours hosted by IPC-IG aim to provide training on poverty and inclusive growth issues and promote partnerships to fight poverty through advocacy and capacity building. They represent one of our efforts on building South-South dialogue and are aligned with UNDP’s capacity development priorities.

Learn more about this historical visit to Brazil:

  • Full agenda of the Study Tour in Brasilia and Formosa
  • Gallery of photos available at IPC-IG Flickr account
Additional resources 
  • Cash Transfers in Africa and Latin America: An Overview – IPC-IG
  • The Determinants of the Sharp Improvement
    in Income Distribution in Brazil – SAE-PR

Briefings on Brazil 

Briefing # 1: Overview of social policies in Brazil

Title: Social policies and the fall in inequality in Brazil: Achievements and challenges
Author: Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza, Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager135.pdf

Title: The consolidation of  social assistance policy in Brazil
Authors: Luciana Jaccoud, Patricia Dario El-Moor Hadjab and Juliana Rochet Chaibub, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager122.pdf

Title: Employment policies in Brazil: History, scope and limitations
Author: Roberto González, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager116.pdf 

Briefing # 2: Brazil’s Bolsa Família conditional cash transfer programme (CCT)

Title: Bolsa Família: A summary of its impacts
Author: Sergei Soares, Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager137.pdf

Title: The Impact of the Bolsa Família Programme on Beneficiaries’ Fertility
Authors: Bruna Signorini and Bernardo Queiroz, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG/CEDEPLAR)
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager138.pdf

Title: What is the impact of cash transfers on labour supply?
Author: Clarissa Teixeira, IPC-IG
Download: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/IPCOnePager85.pdf

*Members of the Uganda Delegation:

  • Hon. Madada Sulaiman Kyebakoze (Head of Delegation), Minister of State Elderly and Disability
  • Hon. Alex Onzima, Minister of State Local Government
  • Mr. Moses Byaruhanga, Senior Presidential Advisor – Political Affairs
  • Hon. William Nokrach, MP – Chair Sessional Committee on Gender, Labour & Social Development
  • Hon. Ronald Kibuule, Minister of State Youth and Children Affairs
  • Ms. Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Permanent Secretary, Minister of State Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
  • Mr. I.K. John Byaruhanga, Ag. Principal Economist, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  • Mr. Stephen Kasaija, Head of Social Protection Secretariat
  • Mr. Moses Bekabye, Technical Advisor for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
  • Ms. Rachel Waterhouse, Social Development Adviser, DFID Uganda
  • Mr. Lanek Walter Eric, Personal Assistant (to Hon. Nokrach)

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