International Poverty Centre
The International Poverty Centre (IPC) is one of three global thematic facilities established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to bring knowledge-based development services closer to country partners around the world. Therefore it joins the Governance Centre (Oslo, Norway) and the Drylands Development Centre (Nairobi, Kenya) as part of UNDP's effort to decentralize its key practice areas and build up substantive capacity for policy analysis and implementation in the field.
Based in Brasília, IPC is based on a partnership between UNDP and the Government of Brazil’s Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). This strategic partnership with the country’s principal economic policy institute serves to make the IPC a hub linking poverty expertise from within and outside the organization.
Within UNDP, the IPC synchronizes its efforts with the Bureau of Development Policy (BDP) to develop and further poverty programming.
For further information on IPC please visit our website: www.undp-povertycentre.org