The leading voice for inclusive growth in and for the South
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is UNDP’s global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. From its headquarters in Brasilia,
Brazil IPC-IG is dedicated to equipping policymakers in the developing
world with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate
policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive
IPC-IG was founded in 2004 as a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (Poverty Group,
Bureau for Development Policy) and the Government of Brazil. The
partnership between an emerging global player such as Brazil and the
United Nations for the establishment of IPC-IG as a forum with a global agenda is unique in the world and represents Brazil's commitment
to the challenges facing the developing world in guaranteeing
opportunities for equal access to the benefits and participation in the
growth process. It represents at the same time UNDP’s commitment to UN reform’s decentralization processes and to strengthening partnerships with emerging and leading countries. It also indicates the recognition by the international community that emerging countries are going through successful processes of social transformation and thus have much to share with the rest of the world and contribute to poverty and inequality reduction at global level.
IPC-IG’s concrete contributions to fostering policy dialogue for inclusive growth is placed around three main areas: i) the impressive knowledge base on development policies produced and managed by the Centre; ii) IPC-IG’s role as a policy dialogue facilitator
in the South and its engagement with emerging countries and regional
and sub regional groupings; and iii) the effective use of dynamic communications and advocacy tools for engaging with and informing key stakeholders in the developing world.
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Our commitment to development makes us advocates of change,
and our global presence keeps UNDP close to development issues,
resources and knowledge. Countries draw on the knowledge not just of
the people of UNDP but also of our broad circle of partners, together
encompassing a world of development experience.Our partnership with the Brazilian Government
IPC-IG benefits from the support of the Brazilian Government through the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of the Republic (SAE) and the Ministry of External Relations (MRE). IPC-IG headquarters is located at the heart of Brasília, and hosted by the Presidency of the Republic (SAE).
IPC-IG is organised under the following structure:
- Communications, Outreach and Advocacy Unit
- Employment, Social Protection and Cash Transfers Cluster
- Inclusive Growth Cluster
- Rural and Sustainable Development Cluster
- Publications and IT Unit
- Operations and Management Unit
The Executive Council
The new Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and the Brazilian Government also explains the creation of an Executive Council that oversees IPC-IG’s perfomance and accomplishments of the annual work plans. This Board meets every year and is composed of representatives from the following institutions:
- Secretariat of Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil (SAE/PR)
- Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (MRE)
- Poverty Practice at the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP New York
- Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)