Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 89 - October 2019
 
The October edition of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin is out! 
Last month we presented new studies on gender-sensitive social protection policies in South Asia, the relation between parents’ levels of education and children’s wellbeing in Sudan and the report of a seminar on Sustainable Rural Economy that took place earlier this year. Also, check out our new translations and project updates from Sudan and Rio de Janeiro

In October, the IPC-IG celebrated 15 years of activities! Since 2004, the Centre has been promoting services and tools to strengthen institutional capacities of governments, aiming to expand countries’ knowledge to design, implement and evaluate social policies and to attain inclusive growth. We would like to thank Ipea and UNDP for their administrative and operational support, as well as all our other partners in this long journey of hard work and success. 
 
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Our new Portfolio provides an overview of the work undertaken and partnerships developed by IPC-IG, from its creation through June 2019. It also emphasises landmarks and project highlights through a concise timeline. It is also available in Arabic, French and Portuguese.
 
The new Research Report Gender and social protection in South Asia: an assessment of the design of non-contributory programmes, by Raquel Tebaldi and Charlotte Bilo (IPC-IG), analyses the extent to which South Asia’s non-contributory social protection programmes have been designed in a gender-sensitive manner. A total of 50 programmes were reviewed across the eight countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. A related executive summary is also available in English and Portuguese
This Research Report is the first in a series of knowledge products about social protection in the South Asia region that are being produced by a partnership between the IPC-IG and UNICEF’s Regional Office in South Asia (ROSA).

The companion One Pager Gender and social protection in South Asia: an assessment of non-contributory programmes, also by Ms. Bilo, is available in English and Portuguese.
 
In the Working Paper Education, cooperative conflicts and child malnutrition—a gender-sensitive analysis of the determinants of wasting in Sudan Lea Smidt (IPC-IG) investigates how and through which channels parents’ levels of education affect wasting. A companion One Pager, also by Ms. Smidt, is available in Arabic, English, French, German and Portuguese.
 
The new Joint Publication International Seminar Business Opportunities for a Sustainable Rural Economy: the contribution from forests and agriculture, by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), describes the activities and discussions carried out in the two-day workshop, which brought together international experts and representatives from the Brazilian government, the private sector, civil society and academia.
The workshop aimed to study new opportunities for sustainable businesses for the Brazilian rural sector, and to identify strategies to develop them, as well as related challenges. 
 
New translations

The Working Paper Fostering food purchase programmes in widespread poverty contexts: targeting smallholders within the PAA Africa Programme in Niger, by Rosana Pereira de Miranda, Amadou Diop and Israel Klug (FAO), has been translated into French.

The companion One Pager PAA Africa targeting in Niger, also by Ms. Miranda, Mr. Klug and Mr. Diop, has been translated into French and Portuguese.

The One Pager The distributive impact of income taxes in Brazil, by Rodrigo Cardoso Fernandes (Brazilian National Treasury), Bernardo Campolina (University of Minas Gerais) and Fernando Gaiger Silveira (Ipea), has been translated into Arabic. Previously, it was released in English and Portuguese.
See IPC-IG's publications here.
 
During September, the IPC-IG’s Senior Research Coordinator, Diana Sawyer, participated in various workshops to present and discuss the activities of the Brasil 3 Tempos project. It is being implemented within the scope of the Brazil-UNDP Cooperation Project to produce studies, databases, methodologies and software to optimise the proposition of public policies that address the country’s current challenges.
 
From 16 to 20 September, a team of researchers from the IPC-IG visited Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to provide technical support and advice to UNICEF's regional office in the country. Our Senior Research Coordinator, Rafael Osorio, and Researchers Anna Carolina Machado and Charlotte Bilo conducted workshops in partnership with UNICEF, the Sudanese Ministry of Social Development and Labour, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank.
 
From 21 to 25 October, the IPC-IG Researchers Tamara Vaz and José Monteiro da Silva were in Rio de Janeiro to present the results of the monitoring and evaluation analysis of the Olympic Villages, conducted in partnership with Nike. Ms. Vaz and Mr. Silva will participate in the training session for the Olympic Villages’ staff. The monitoring and evaluation of Nike’s Olympic Villages Project, which began in 2016, is IPC-IG’s first project with the private sector.
 
Webinar: El estado de las políticas sobre licencias de maternidad, paternidad y las experiencias que apoyan la lactancia materna en el lugar de trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe
In partnership with UNICEF LACRO, we will organize a webinar session showcasing relevant experiences from Latin America regarding maternity, paternity and parental leave. The session, hosted by socialprotection.org, will be held in Spanish. Join us on 5 July, 11:00 (GMT -5).
Register here
 

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