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.


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:                    
Niky Fabiancic
Diana Sawyer (Senior Research Coordinator)
Fábio Veras (Senior Research Coordinator)
Rafael Osorio (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea representative)
Sergei Soares (Ipea)
Luis Henrique Paiva (Ipea)
Alexander Cambraia
Anna Carolina Silva
Charlotte Bilo
Daniel da Mata (Ipea)
Letícia Bartholo (Ipea)
Mariana Hoffmann
Mario Gyoeri
Pedro Arruda
Raquel Tebaldi
Solange Ledi Gonçalves
Wesley Silva
Programme Management and Operations:
Aline Peres dos Santos
Guilherme Berdu
Maria Teresa Fontes (UNDP Brazil)
Lorena Vedekin B. Santos
Lucas Guimarães
Mariana Balboni (Coordinator)
Marina Salomão
Paula Osakabe
Rafael Celso Silva
Denise Marinho dos Santos (Coordinator)
Flávia Amaral
Manoel Salles
Roberto Astorino (Coordinator)
Rosa Arendt
IT and Web Management:
André Lyra (Coordinator)
Yannick Roulé
Current interns and visiting scholars:
Ana Carolina Romano
Aukouele Eunice Augustine Godevi
Gabriel Roberto Dauer
Isabelle Marie-Thérese Cormier de Araújo
Karine Fernandes Farinha
Ryan Nehring (Visiting scholar)
Vinicius Vaz Nogueira
Vitoria Faoro
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 Programme: 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.
  • Fellowship Programme: designed to support mid-career professionals in advancing the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of social development.

Email: ipc@ipc-undp.org