The IPC-IG is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies guided by a partnership agreement between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil, represented by the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MPOG). The IPC-IG’s mandate is to promote the production and dissemination of studies and policy recommendations, the exchange of best practices in development initiatives and the expansion of South–South cooperation.
The leading voice for inclusive growth in and for the Global South
The IPC-IG was founded in 2004. Since 2013, the UNDP Brazil Country Office has offered operational support and its Resident Representative is the director of the Centre. The Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) hosts the IPC-IG and contributes substantively through the participation of its body of researchers in the Centre’s activities.
The Centre has been providing services and tools to strengthen institutional capacities of governments of the South; this includes working with issues of social protection, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of public policies.
The IPC-IG's mission is to promote policy dialogue and facilitate learning between developing countries around innovative social policies for inclusive growth. The innovative approaches to South South Cooperation carried out by the Centre revolve around three pillars:
Knowledge Production: carrying out research and studies, such as policy analysis and evaluations;
Knowledge Sharing: facilitating the exchange of innovative experiences and initiatives among countries of the South:
Capacity Strengthening: providing and facilitating the collaborative construction of capacity-building activities and flows of knowledge among countries of the South.
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The IPC-IG has both international and national partners which carry out its activities, either by specific agreements or by joint collaboration. These include: Brazil’s Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development (MDSA); the World Bank; the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO); the UNDP Cape Verde; UNDP's Regional Bureau on Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC);the World Food Programme (WFP); the UNICEF offices in Cape Verde and MENA countries; the UN Women; the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID); the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ); the Asian Development Bank (ADB); the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC); Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); the UN Brazil Country System as well as civil society entities and other international organisations.
IPC-IG is organised under the following structure:
The Executive Council oversees the IPC-IG’s performance and accomplishments with respect to its annual work plans. It is composed of representatives from the following institutions:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management
Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE)
Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)
The IPC-IG assists the Executive Council.
Minutes of the IPC-IG's Executive Council Meeting, held on 15 April, 2016 (available only in Portuguese). Read here.
Diana Sawyer (Senior Research Coordinator)
Fabio Veras (Senior Research Coordinator)
Sergei Soares (Ipea)
Luis Henrique Paiva (Ipea)
Rafael Osório (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea representative)
Anna Carolina Silva
Antonio Claret (Ipea)
Fernando Gaiger (Ipea)
Letícia Bartholo (Ipea)
Rodrigo Orair (Ipea)
Programme Management and Operations:
Haroldo Machado-Filho (Operational Coordinator/ UNDP Brazil)
Hannah Rose Gooze
Jorge Leandro de Oliveira (Coordinator)
Livia Nogueira (Coordinator)
Lorena Vedekin B. Santos
Mariana Balboni (Coordinator)
Rafael Celso Silva
Denise Marinho dos Santos (Coordinator)
Michael Maclennan (Editor in Chief – Policy in Focus magazine)
Roberto Astorino (Coordinator)
IT and Web Management:
André Lyra (Coordinator)
Current interns and fellows:
Whether you are an individual, organisation or research institution, the IPC-IG offers a variety of opportunities for you to be involved in our work:
designed to provide support to the IPC-IG’s applied research and policy dialogue while simultaneously complementing the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to international development.
: designed to support mid-career professionals in advancing the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of social development.