Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 85 - May, 2019



Inclusive Growth Bulletin

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the new edition of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin!

In this month of May we bring you new studies, with themes ranging from Brazil’s tax reform to Senegal's National Single Registry, among others.


In the Working Paper "Tax reform in Brazil: guiding principles and proposals under debate", authors Rodrigo Orair (Institute for Applied Economic Research—Ipea, IPC-IG and Independent Fiscal Institution (IFI) of the Brazil's Federal Senate) and Sergio Wulff Gobetti (Ipea) investigate possible pathways to reform the Brazilian tax system, often referred to as a “tax madhouse”.

This publication is available in English. An associated One Pager is available in English and in Portuguese.

In the Policy Research Brief "Senegal's National Single Registry (Registre National Unique—RNU): towards national coverage", Fatou Ndiaye, Ousseynou Diop and Mansour Sy Sarr (Government of Senegal) describe the institutional set-up and evolving coverage of the Senegalese RNU. They also explore some of the key challenges faced and solutions adopted along the path to national scale-up. It is available in English, French and Portuguese.

In the One Pager "Ramifications of the internationalisation of Brazilian public policy instruments for the rural sector", Carolina Milhorance (University of Brasília—UnB) introduces her recently-released book, where she provides an analysis of the effects of the internationalisation of Brazilian political solutions on multilateral organisations and on national and local political systems in host countries. This study is available in English and in Portuguese.

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The Policy in Focus issue "Social protection: meeting children's rights and needs" is now available  as a free download in Portuguese, in .PDF and smartphone/tablet-friendly formats.

Ana Miranda (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations—FAO)’s Working Paper “Public food procurement from smallholder farmers: literature review and best practices” is now available in French and in Spanish. The accompanying One Pager is now available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Finally, the One Pager "Integrating data and information management for social protection: social registries and integrated beneficiary registries", by Valentina Barca (Oxford Policy Management) is now available in Arabic. It was previously released in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

See our full list of publications here.

South-South Dialogue

Heading to the CoP in Kigali

The IPC-IG will join a team of international experts on cash transfers for the meeting of the Anglophone and Lusophone community, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 20–24 May. IPC-IG Researcher Anna Carolina Machado will deliver a presentation titled "Universal Child Grants ‘what, where and why?": and presented the knowledge platform

IPC-IG at the Expert's Workshop on gender-responsive and age-sensitive social protection

IPC-IG Researcher Charlotte Bilo delivered a presentation on gender-sensitive social protection in South Asia, at the “Experts’ workshop on gender-responsive and age-sensitive social protection", organised by the UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti in Florence, on 6 May. Charlotte presented the findings of a forthcoming study developed by the IPC-IG for UNICEF’s South Asia Regional Office. The study analyses the gender-sensitivity of South Asia’s social protection programmes and reviews the evidence of their impacts on gender norms and outcomes.

IPC-IG at the CoP in Madagascar

The Centre joined a team of experts in Madagascar, from 22 to 26 April, for the meeting of the Francophone Community of Practice (CoP) on cash transfer programmes. Researcher Raquel Tebaldi delivered a presentation on accompanying measures for cash transfer programmes in Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.


Upcoming webinars on

Our colleagues and partners at will host, on 23 May, the IPC-IG and UNICEF-organised webinar "No excuses: filling the evidence gap on social assistance in humanitarian settings" To register for free, click here.

On 6 June, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will organise the webinar "Financing gender-responsive social protection". Register here. is hosted and developed by the IPC-IG.

International seminar addresses business opportunities for a sustainable rural economy in Brazil

International experts, Brazilian government officials and private sector representatives have gathered to explore new sustainable business opportunities for the Brazilian rural sector, as well as challenges and strategies to further develop them, at the “International Seminar on Business Opportunities for a Sustainable Rural Economy: The Contribution from Forests and Agriculture". The event was organised by Ipea, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the IPC-IG on 14-15 May, in Brasilia. Read more about it here.

Job opportunities and Internship programme at IPC-IG

Would like to work with us? We are hiring: Programme and Finance Analyst;  and Research Assistant.

We are also accepting applications from outstanding students for our 2019 Internship Programme. Requirements and information on how to apply are available here.