Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 37 - December 2014
Issue 37 - December 2014



Inclusive Growth Bulletin

The IPC-IG celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 providing the opportunity to reflect upon its achievements promoting innovative policies and programmes to foster inclusive growth worldwide. We are deeply thankful for the support provided by our global network of thousands of collaborators, including institutional partners, experts, policymakers, academics and all of IPC-IG's friends. This issue of our newsletter highlights some examples of south-south learning tools that contribute to strengthening knowledge-sharing in the social protection sector. From all of us here at the IPC-IG, we wish you and yours a very joyful holiday season!


Policy in Focus


This month the IPC-IG has launched its latest edition of Policy in Focus, entitled "National Transfer Accounts and Generational Flows". This issue includes 10 articles examining demographic changes, intergenerational transfers and their impacts on economic growth, covering the experiences of countries from the Americas, Africa and Asia. This edition now available for download in a PDF and smartphone/tablet friendly format was made in conjunction with the Centre for Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the NTA Project.

Yemen Report


The IPC-IG and UNICEF Yemen have launched the Final Report and the Executive Summary of the Yemen National Social Protection Monitoring Survey (NSPMS).

The NSPMS is a household longitudinal survey covering the period of October 2012 to September 2013. The NSPMS project was led by UNICEF Yemen and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) in partnership with the IPC-IG and Interaction in Development. The Final Report brings new evidence and indicators from a variety of developmental areas such as the targeting and impact assessment of the Social Welfare Fund (SWF), living conditions, water and sanitation, education, child nutrition, child and maternal health, child protection, work and income, livelihoods and food security. The full report and the Executive Summary can be downloaded here.

In early 2015, a website dedicated to the survey will be launched to make the data and documentation of the survey available.



One Pager series on productive impacts of cash transfers

The From Protection to Production (PtoP)'s series of five One Pagers will bring insights on impact evaluations of cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa. PtoP is a collaborative effort between the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UNICEF (Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office) as well as the governments of seven Sub-Saharan African countries. The first two pieces present the cases of Ghana and Tigray, Ethiopia.

- "Ghana's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme" by Benjamin Davis and Silvio Daidone (FAO); Sudhanshu Handa and Michael Park (University of North Carolina); and Robert Osei Darko and Isaac Osei-Akoto (University of Ghana). French. Portuguese. Spanish.

- "The Impacts of Cash Transfers on Community Dynamics in Tigray, Ethiopia" by Pamela Pozarny (FAO) and Sara Pavanello (Oxford Policy Management). French. Portuguese. Spanish.

One Pager series on social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

This month, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) series of One Pagers highlights the experiences of Uruguay and Colombia. The full versions of the studies may be found on ECLAC's webpage.

- "Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Uruguay" by Fernando Filgueira (ECLAC Consultant) is also available in Spanish.

- "Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia" by Lucía Mina (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá) is also available in Spanish.


The One Pager "The Use of Data in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies" by Paola de Orte and Lívia Maria Da Costa Nogueira (IPC-IG); Cecilia Lariu, Júlio Cesar Fonseca and Yuri Silva (Brazil's Ministry of Social Development) summarizes the main ideas presented during the discussion "The Role of Public Registries, Administrative Records and National Statistics in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies" of the National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Community UN Teamworks space.


There are also Portuguese, Arabic, French, Spanish and Bahasa versions of four publications:

The One Pager "Human Development Income Transfers in the Longer Term", by Armando Barrientos ( Brooks World Poverty Institute, Manchester University) is available in Arabic. French. Portuguese. Spanish.

The One Pager "Bolsa Família, Occupational Choice and Informality in Brazil", by Ana Luiza Neves de Holanda Barbosa and Carlos Henrique L. Corseuil (Institute for Applied Economic Research) is available in Arabic. French. Portuguese. Spanish.

Policy Research Brief "Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH): Indonesian Conditional Cash Transfer Programme" by Suahasil Nazara and Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu (Secretariat of the National Team for the Acceleration
of Poverty Reduction) in Arabic. Bahasa. French. Spanish.

Policy Reserach Brief "Bantuan Siswa Miskin (BSM): Indonesian Cash Transfer Programme for Poor Students" by Dyah Larasati and Fiona Howell ( Secretariat of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction) is also available in Arabic.

See full list of publications here


E-discussion on Gender and M&E

On November 24th, the National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Community UN Teamworks space opened an e-discussion on "How to incorporate gender perspectives in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) National Systems". The debate was based on the paper "Four steps to more gender-responsive evaluations", written by Marco Segone, from the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office. Join the debate!


WWP International Seminar

The First International Seminar WWP - A World Without Poverty was held on 18-19 November in Brasilia, Brazil. The event was sponsored by the Brazilian Learning Initiative for a World without Poverty (WWP), a partnership between the World Bank, the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil (MDS), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), and the IPC-IG. Read about the discussions from Day 1 and Day 2. Pictures of the event can be seen here.

Internship Programme

Applications for our 2015 Internship Programme are now open! Internships take place at the IPC-IG office in Brasilia, Brazil, are not remunerated and span a period of 3-months. More information about the internship programme and application process and requirements can be found here.


IPC-IG's Fabio Veras attended the Regional Consultative Workshop promoted by FAO on "Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection";, on 25-26 November 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The participants' presentations are available here.

IPC-IG attended the Gambia's Third National Consultative Forum on Social Protection and the Technical workshop of the Partnership for National Social Development Initiatives (PNSDI) held in The Gambia from 2 to 4 December. The PNSDI Technical workshop event promoted discussions on how to build synergies in social protection programmes, for participants from Ethiopia, Brazil, Mozambique, Kenya, and The Gambia.


Ashleigh Slingsby, IPC-IG's Knowledge Management Assistant, attended the International Conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices, a three-day international conference taking place from 15-17 December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference is hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI). Read the summary of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the event.



On 5 November, participants from Algeria, Belize, Brazil, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, South Africa and Tunisia participated in a South-South Learning event on National Evaluation Capacities. The workshop examined, discussed and shared knowledge regarding NECs among middle and low-income countries. See what the participants have to say.