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Understanding Inclusive Development: Video interview presents key issues for Inclusive Growth dialogue

Interview with Prof. Nanak Kakwani, former IPC-IG’s Director, visiting researcher at Ipea and Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Professor Kakawani presented at IPC-IG Seminar his research findings in the areas of pro-poor growth, poverty and inequality, with focus on BRICS countries. The Seminar was chaired by Marcelo Neri, President of Ipea, Minister of the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs (SAE) and co-author of Prof. Kakwani’s upcoming working paper. Jorge Chediek, Interim Director of IPC-IG, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Brazil also participated in the opening session.

Professor Kakawani brought his new concept of inclusive development, which goes beyond poverty reduction. He acknowledges that everyone must be able to participate, create opportunities and share the benefits of development, as well as participate in the decision-making. He also introduced the Social Opportunity Function, which aims to provide a tool for policy makers to promote inclusive development. This research was developed during his time as a visiting researcher at Ipea, and the findings will be published soon by IPC-IG.


nanak post video photo

Inclusive Development Seminar: definition, measuring and analysis of BRICS countries


To learn more about Inclusive Growth and Professor Kakwani’s work, please access the findings presented at the Seminar here. In addition, access his research available below:

One Pager #2 – Poverty measurement matters: an Indian story

One Pager #15 – Leaky Bucket

One Pager #19 – Women’s earning power and wellbeing

One Pager #22 – What is Poverty

Working Paper #28 – A note on measuring unemployment

Working Paper #29 – New Global Poverty Counts

Working Paper #31 – Global Estimates of Pro-Poor Growth

Working  Paper #33 – Measuring the Impact of Price Changes on Poverty


Find the slides with Professor Nanak Kakwani’s presentation here.

Check out the pictures from the event at IPC-IG’s Flickr account.


By Tamara Santos

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