Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 92 - February 2020
 
 
 
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Welcome to our February 2020 Bulletin! This month, we present the IPC-IG’s 2019 Activity Report and a new One Pager on social protection. In addition, we bring you a webinar on South-South cooperation and guidelines for authors who wish to publish papers through the Centre.
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The IPC-IG has just released its 2019 Activity Report, presenting the research projects, knowledge products, and outreach activities conducted by the Centre over the past year. The report is also available in Portuguese.
 
 
The new One PagerSocial protection preparedness and natural hazards: Latin America and the Caribbean”, by Rodolfo Beazley, Ana Solórzano (World Food Programme—WFP) and Valentina Barca discusses the role of social protection in dealing with covariate shocks, presenting examples of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with effective policies. This publication is available in Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.
 
The updated IPC-IG’s guidelines for authors is out! The Centre welcomes submissions presenting research findings to  foster policy debate and contribute to capacity-building on development-related topics in any of our publication formats. For more information, please visit: ipcig.org/publications
 
 
Watch our latest webinar on South-South cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
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On 13 February, the socialprotection.org platform hosted a webinar titled “Digital Platforms as Tools for Enhancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The event discussed the importance of digital platforms for strengthening South-South knowledge-sharing and collaboration among stakeholders, and improving cohesion among UN agencies. The webinar was organised by the IPC-IG, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Click here to watch the recording and for more information.
 
The IPC-IG is contributing to the elaboration of Morocco’s Integrated Social Protection Policy
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From 3 to 14 February, IPC-IG Research Coordinator Fabio Veras was on a mission to support the drafting of the implementation framework of the Integrated Social Protection Policy in Morocco. Fabio worked with officials from the Department of General Affairs and Governance, jointly consulting with focal points from several ministries. This mission is part of the UN-UN agreement between the IPC-IG and UNICEF Morocco.
 
The IPC-IG will evaluate the formative dimensions of learning assessments of judicial schools in Brazil
As part of an ongoing joint cooperation project between the IPC-IG, UNDP Brazil and the Brazilian National School for the Formation and Improvement of Labour Magistrates (Escola Nacional de Formação e Aperfeiçoamento de Magistrados do Trabalho—ENAMAT) of the Superior Labour Court (Tribunal Superior do Trabalho—TST), the Centre has started the analysis of the formative dimensions of learning assessments of a sample of five judicial schools in Brazil. They are located in the states of Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Amazonas/Roraima, Piauí and Federal District/Tocantins, representing different geographic regions and court sizes. The research team will analyse the factors that impact the performance of labour judges through an evaluation of the formative process and models adopted by Brazilian judicial schools. The team has also started the development a comparative analysis of labour law systems of other five countries: Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and South Korea, which were selected  based on socio-economic characteristics, demographic dimensions, state organisation and labour law criteria. Six case studies, including the Brazilian case, will be elaborated to understand how labour lawsuits are processed and judged by the judicial system in different contexts.
 
The IPC-IG will produce an impact evaluation of the Seguro Defeso programme on the socioeconomic conditions of small-scale shrimp fishers in Brazil
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From 23-27 March, researchers Diana Sawyer, Carolina Bloch e Tamara Santos (IPC-IG) will be in the Brazilian states of Alagoas (AL) and Sergipe (SE) to conduct an inception mission for the project “Impact Evaluation of Seguro Defeso on the Socioeconomic Conditions of Small-Scale Shrimp Fishers in Brazil”, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The researchers will visit the cities of Maceió, Piaçabuçu and Pontal do Peba (AL) and Pirambu (SE), where they will interview fishers and their representatives, as well as local government officers. The objective of this first field mission will be to understand the context in which these small-scale fishers operate, to better understand the steps involved in the request, approval and concession of the Seguro Defeso programme.
 
The IPC-IG and UNICEF Afghanistan promote workshop on social protection
From 22 March to 3 April, IPC-IG Research Coordinator Fábio Veras and Researcher Pedro Arruda will travel to Afghanistan to present a workshop on social protection to officials of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and other stakeholders. This mission is part of a broader cooperation agreement between the IPC-IG and UNICEF Afghanistan, which will result in a child- and gender-sensitive mapping of the country’s social protection initiatives, as well as a policy-oriented needs assessment study to support the government in the elaboration of a new social protection policy. In addition to the workshop, the mission includes a round of bilateral meetings with important social protection stakeholders.
 

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