Message from the Director
Our publications for September focus on two policy instruments that have been demonstrated to enhance the inclusivity of the economic growth process – Cash transfers and Employment Guarantee programmes.
Our researchers demonstrate that inclusivity is a multidimensional concept impacting not just income or asset equity but also gender. In October we hope to have a global discussion of what an inclusivity enhancing package of social policy measures would look like, in the African context as we host a global policy dialogue in Johannesburg on “A Policy Dialogue and a South-South Learning Event on Long-Term Social Protection for Inclusive Growth” between October 11-14 2010. More
1) Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes and Gender Vulnerabilities: Case Studies of Brazil, Chile and Colombia
by Fábio Veras Soares, IPC-IG and
Elydia Silva, National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES), Brazil
This paper analyses Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian experiences with conditional cash transfer programmes and how they have helped tackle gendered economic and social vulnerabilities.
Working Paper # 69
2) Empowering or Reinforcing Traditional Roles: Can CCTs Address Gender Vulnerabilities?
by Fábio Veras Soares, IPC-IG and
Elydia Silva, BNDES
This paper explores the rationale behind most of Latin American conditional cash transfer programmes: money spent by women tends to be concentrated more on goods and services that are more likely to have a positive effect on the children’s well-being.
One Pager # 115
3) Employment Policies in Brazil: History, Scope and Limitations
by Roberto Henrique Gonzalez, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
The objective of this paper is to present the main characteristics of the public employment system in Brazil, focusing on its history, scope and current coverage. It seeks to contribute to the debate on social and employment policies, especially as regards creating job opportunities that help people escape from poverty.
Working Paper # 70
One Pager # 116
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Millennium Development Goals
We have only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the MDGs. This special issue of the MDGNet, PRNet and IPC-IG News Update brings together a compilation of major reports, events and initiatives in preparation for the MDG Summit.
Statement by Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the MDG Debate - UN Summit, 20-22 September 2010, New York
The United Nations has acknowledged the contribution of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) grouping in setting up development experiences for combating poverty and hunger in other parts of the world through the IBSA Trust Fund.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our first One Pager translated into Arabic:
Towards an MDG-Consistent Debt Sustainability Concept, by Bernhard G. Gunter, Bangladesh Development Research Center
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