The IPC-IG celebrates 15 years working with countries towards inclusive growth

By Geovanna Oliveira



31 October 2019 - On October 2019, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) celebrates 15 years of activities. Since 2004, the Centre has been promoting services and tools to strengthen the institutional capacities of countries, aiming to support the design, implementation and evaluation of social policies and attain inclusive growth.

The IPC-IG is a leading global hub for dialogue on innovative development policies, committed to providing institutional innovations to reduce poverty and inequality. Since the start of its activities, the Centre has been designing and providing specific solutions to different countries around three pillars: knowledge production, knowledge-sharing and capacity-strengthening.

Over the past 15 years, the IPC-IG has carried out a total of 124 projects with partners in over 65 countries, including governments and national and international institutions from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Research reports and publications were produced as the result of these projects, consolidating knowledge on social policies. Among other services, the Centre is recognised for policy mapping, policy design and analysis, and monitoring and evaluation of social policies.

Currently, the IPC-IG’s work covers a variety of topics encompassing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including:

  • social protection;
  • rural and agricultural development;
  • poverty reduction and development policies;
  • sustainable development
  • economic growth and inequality;
  • education;
  • health and nutrition;
  • children/youth; and
  • gender.


A partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil was signed in 2002 to set the foundations of the International Poverty Centre (IPC). Activities started in 2004, and in 2009 the Centre was renamed the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), to incorporate a broader approach in development policies.

This partnership has been strengthened since then, and, more recently, the IPC-IG has benefited from administrative and operational support from the UNDP Brazil Country Office. Today, the Centre is hosted by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and receives substantive contributions from its experts and researchers.

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