Welcome to the December edition of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin! In this issue, we introduce the latest edition of the Policy in Focus magazine, the third volume of our One Pager compilation book as well as publications on taxation and income distribution in Brazil, and the expansion of social protection to the rural population in low-income countries. In addition, we share with you the latest updates on the activities of the IPC-IG. As we cap the year off, we take the opportunity to share a brief review of our knowledge production.
In 2015, the Centre released 167 new publications, from the more technical Working Papers and Policy Research Briefs to the popular One Pagers, including the multiple special series produced in collaboration with the Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), UNICEF, World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Oxford Policy Management (OPM), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), National Evaluation Capacities (NEC), United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), and the Government of Brazil.
Four new editions of the Policy in Focus magazine were published by the Centre this year, which were the results of fruitful partnerships with the Department of International Development of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA) of the University of Manchester, FAO, and the Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development.
Indeed, this has been a year full of innovations. The Centre launched a report and a platform dedicated to the Yemen National Social Protection Monitoring Survey (NSPMS), which makes available data and reports covering several socioeconomic dimensions. The NSPMS was designed and implemented by UNICEF and Yemen's Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, in collaboration with the IPC-IG and the local consultancy firm Interaction in Development.
The Centre also launched socialprotection.org, an innovative online platform dedicated to social protection, able to foster knowledge-sharing and capacity-building by drawing on the experiences of low- and middle-income countries. Since the launch in September, socialprotection.org has been steadily increasing its member base and has organised the Child Allowance Webinar Series, about programmes in South Africa, Uruguay,and Mongolia. The entire series is available for download at The Child Allowance Online Community of socialprotection.org.
In 2015 we also introduced our new logo, bringing to a close the year-long celebration of the Centre's 10-year anniversary.
As we look forward to 2016, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to our readers and for the support provided by our growing global network of collaborators, comprising institutional partners, experts, policymakers, academics, researchers, various United Nations agencies and programmes, friends, and the both past and present IPC-IG staff.
From all of us at the IPC-IG, we wish you happy holidays!