Social Protection Study Tour for the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Mali

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As part of its work on strengthening institutional capacities, the IPC-IG hosted a joint social protection study tour for the governments of the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Mali from 29 May to 2 June 2017. The objective of this study tour, organised in partnership with the World Bank, was to share Brazilian experience on social protection and poverty reduction programmes and policies.


World Bank


Sub-Saharan Africa

Congo , Mali

Main Pillar

Capacity-Strengthening and Advisory Services

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Project Results

A study tour with several meetings discussing Brazil's social protection policies and a final report

Part of this study tour was dedicated to learning about Brazilian policies in practice and in real time. The participants visited a Social Assistance Reference Centre (Centro de referência e assistência social—CRAS) in Cidade Estrutural, located in one of the administrative regions of the Federal District. They were able to see how beneficiaries engage with social protection programmes such as Bolsa Família, ask social assistants practical questions about the functioning and policies of the CRAS, and talk to the beneficiaries themselves. The participants also visited the local Community Restaurant, where they had lunch and learned more about Brazil’s food and nutrition security policy. A final report of the study tour was produced in French.

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