The IPC-IG is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies guided by a partnership agreement between the Government of Brazil, represented by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management (MP) and the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 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 dialogue.
A 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 interim 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 carried out by the Centre revolve around three pillars:
: carrying out research and studies, such as policy analysis and evaluations;
: facilitating the exchange of innovative experiences and initiatives among countries of the South:
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.