Here is the list of new publications released in September


September, 2016 - We are glad to present the IPC-IG’s new publications released in September and would like to invite you to read and share them with your contacts.





The Working PaperOverview of Chilean and Peruvian Social Policies: Impressions from a Study Tour” follows a study tour undertaken by a team of experts from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), that sought to gain practical knowledge on the operational and institutional aspects of Chilean and Peruvian social programmes and policies. Comprising five chapters, this study provides a discussion on the available mechanisms and tools for estimating the incidence of national poverty and extreme poverty, and presents the main cash transfer programmes in the two countries. This publication is authored by Pedro Arruda (IPC-IG), Luísa Nazareno (University of Brasília—UnB), Manoel Salles (IPC-IG), Juliana Alves (UnB) and Amélie Courau (IPC-IG), and is available in English. The associated One Pager, “Aspects of Chilean and Peruvian Safety Nets”, is available in English and Portuguese.


In the One PagerGender and Social Protection: Current Issues and Policy Trends”, Raquel Tebaldi (IPC-IG), Ana Paula de la O. Campos and Maja Gavrilovic (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations—FAO) summarise the main points of discussion during the same-titled webinar, which was part of a series on gender-sensitive social protection, a joint initiative by the IPC-IG and the FAO. This webinar sought to highlight the main issues for policy and research in the area of gender-sensitive social protection, summarising the existing evidence on how social protection can empower girls and women. This publication is available in English, French, and Portuguese.


The One PagerCash Transfers and Psychosocial Well-Being: Evidence from Four African Countries” addresses a research gap by developing a framework to conceptualise ‘psychosocial well-being’ and presents evidence from an application of this framework to various cash transfer programmes evaluated by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) in Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. This study was written by Ramlatu Attah, Valentina Barca, Andrew Kardan, Ian MacAuslan, Fred Merttens (OPM), and Luca Pellerano (International Labour Organization - ILO). It is available in English, French, and Portuguese.


In the One PagerLand Credit Policy in Brazil: Evidence from Social Networks”, Patricia A. O. Silva (Institute for Applied Economic Research—Ipea) and Marcelo M. de Magalhães (São Paulo State University—UNESP) explain how social networks were used as a methodology to discover social bonds in the analysis of selected cases of land credit programmes in the states of Bahia and northern Minas Gerais, using NetMap. This publication is available in English and Portuguese.


New Translations - The Policy in Focus magazine titled "Public policies for the strengthening of family farming in the Global South" is now available in Portuguese. Released in 2015, this special edition is the product of a collaboration between the IPC-IG, the FAO and the Brazilian Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA).