Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 28 - April 2014
  Issue 28 - April 2014  

Inclusive Growth Bulletin

Welcome to the Twenty-eighth Inclusive Growth Bulletin covering South-South Learning on innovative poverty reduction strategies.  The April 2014  issue launches a special edition of the Policy In Focus : "Youth and Employment among the BRICS", a new publication on land grabbing in Africa and translations of two One Pagers on Brazil's Conditional Cash Transfer "Bolsa Familia", news and updates on  IPC-IG activities and a new video interview about Colombia's social protection programmes.

Policy in Focus



The IPC-IG launches its latest issue of Policy In Focus,"Youth and Employment among the BRICS". The magazine was pre-launched at the BRICS Academic Forum held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 18th. It contains 13 articles that provide an analysis of  social programmes aimed at promoting youth employment in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). A comparative article from the editors Rafael Guerreiro Osório (Institute of Applied Economic Research – Ipea) and Pedro Lara de Arruda (IPC-IG), and an article on adolescence by Mário Volpi (UNICEF National Programme on Adolescence) introduce the discussions, followed by specific sections dedicated to each BRICS country. Each section presents a general overview of social programmes and the creation of jobs for young people, while providing studies focused on the promotion of youth employment through more specific social programmes.

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The Working Paper "Land Grab in Africa: a Review of Emerging Issues and Implications for Policy Options" by Ayodele F Odusola (UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, New York) analyses the recent intensity of large-scale land acquisition in Africa, the drivers of this phenomenon and its potential risk to development in the region given the divergent interests of Africans and foreign investors. The author proposes a 10-point agenda for policy actions aimed at maximizing the social and economic benefits of the land grab in the continent. A One Pager version is also available.

Two One Pagers are now also available in Portuguese, Arabic, French and Spanish:

The Dual Nature of Bolsa Família and its Implications for the Programme's Future, by Fábio Veras Soares (Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and IPC-IG):
Portuguese - Arabic - French - Spanish

The Macroeconomic Effects of Government Transfers: a Social Accounting Matrix Approach, by Marcelo Neri (Acting Minister of the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs (SAE) and  Ipea's President);  Fabio Monteiro Vaz and Pedro Herculano Guimarães Ferreira de Souza (Ipea):
Portuguese - Arabic - French - Spanish

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World Without Poverty

A new knowledge sharing platform was launched in Rio de Janeiro on March 21st to help to disseminate Brazil's important innovations in social protection programmes. The Brazilian Learning Initiative World Without Poverty (WWP) aims at sharing lessons with low and middle income countries on how to eliminate extreme poverty. The initiative is sponsored by Brazil's Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), and the World Bank. The  WWP website is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish:


Bolsa Familia 10 Years

The Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) has released the English and Portuguese versions of the Executive Summary of  "Bolsa Familia Program - A decade of social inclusion in Brazil", a book launched in 2013 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of one of the world's largest conditional cash transfer programmes. The book's full version is only available in Portuguese.

Atlas Brazil 2013

A new online platform maps Brazil's improved human development trends in over 5,500 municipalities. Using UNDP's Human Development Index, the Atlas Brazil 2013 makes available information on the Municipal Human Development Index – MHDI – and on over 180 indicators of population, education, housing, health, work, income and vulnerability, with data extracted from the Demographic Censuses of 1991, 2000 and 2010.The platform is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.



Recent innovations in Colombia's social protection programmes

The e IPC-IG's series of videos dedicated to recent innovations in social protection policies in Latin America, presents Ana Cecilia Tamayo Osorio, advisor at the government of Colombia. She talks about the country's conditional cash transfer programme - Familias en Acción - and its linkages with labour policies targeting young people.

Upcoming Events

The IPC-IG will be attending or supporting the following events: