About IPC-IG

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: 
  1. Knowledge Production: carrying out research and studies, such as policy analysis and evaluations; 
  2. Knowledge Sharing: facilitating the exchange of innovative experiences and initiatives among countries of the South:
  3. Capacity Strengthening: providing and facilitating the collaborative construction of capacity-building activities and flows of knowledge among countries of the South. 
Read more about the work of the Centre: download our Institutional One Pager in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Read IPC-IG Annual Activity Reports: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.



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 Ministries of  the socio-economic and environmental areas; 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.
The IPC-IG is also a member of the Social Protection Interagency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) (Read SPIAC-B statement on Humanitarian Aid and Social Protection

Organisational structure

IPC-IG is organised under the following structure:

Executive Council

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:
  • Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development and Management (MP)
  • Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE)
  • Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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.

Interim Director:                    
Diana Sawyer (Senior Research Coordinator)
Fábio Veras Soares (Senior Research Coordinator)
Rafael Guerreiro Osorio (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea representative)
Sergei Soares (Senior Research Coordinator)
Cauã Cardoso
Daniela Soares
José Henrique Silva
Julio Kuwajima
Luis Augusto Bronzatto
Luis Henrique Paiva
Tamara Santos
Valéria Fechine
Programme Management and Operations:
Lídia Ignácio Alves
Maria Beatriz Nakatani
Maria Teresa Fontes (UNDP Brazil)
Socialprotection.org Team:
Débora Zampier
Mariana Balboni (Coordinator)
Marina Carvalho
Patrícia Velloso Cavallari
Stefan Trifunovic
Yannick Roulé
Communications Department:
Publications Department:
IT and Web Management:
André Lyra (Coordinator)
Individual Consultants
Ana Lizete Farias
Ashleigh Slingsby
Carolina Bloch
Charlotte Bilo
Elisio Mazive
Isaque Eberhardt
Jean Paiva
Jessica Baier
Katcha Poloponsky
Katia Ramos
Maíra Cucio
Maria Miguel Hernandez Lagana
Current interns and visiting scholars:
Jamila Odeh-Moreira
Juliana Bernardino
Lea Smidt
Lia Carvalho Kesselring
Luca Lazzarini
Luiza da Silva Nakamura
Nurth Palomo
Get involved
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:
  • Internship and Visiting Scholar Programmes: 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.

Email: internship@ipc-undp.org