Inclusive Growth: The Voices of the South on Development


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Presentation by the Director of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) on the 8-year history of IPC-IG and its contributions to empowering the voices of the developing world on inclusive growth.

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Inclusive Growth: The Voices of the South on Development

  1. 1. Strengthening the Voices of the Global South on Development Rathin Roy Director IPC-IG: The social policy brand in and for the Global South Brasilia, 2 February 2012
  2. 2. Framework for IPC-IG <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for IPC-IG </li></ul><ul><li>History of IPC-IG </li></ul><ul><li>The partnership with Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Current approach and priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Research & Knowledge Production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach, Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue & South-South Dialogue </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Framework for IPC-IG History of IPC-IG <ul><ul><li>IPC-IG was established in Brasilia in 2004 as a global partnership between the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP New York and the Government of Brazil. Institutional video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UNDP decentralization process </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Bring advisory services closer to the field and foster strategic partnerships with leading emerging countries for South-South policy dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Global Thematic Facilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic Governance Centre in Oslo (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Drylands Development Centre in Nairobi (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>International Poverty Reduction Centre in Beijing (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Partnerships Centre in Seoul (2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector Development Centre in Istanbul (2011) </li></ul>IPC-IG is widely recognised as the ‘success story’ of UNDP Global Thematic Facilities, being involved in various consultation processes that lead to the creation of new global centres.
  4. 4. Framework for IPC-IG The partnership with Brazil <ul><li>The creation of the Executive Council in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat of Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of the Republic (SAE/PR) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of External Relations (MRE) </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Meeting: Work Plan and strategic guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Secondment of researchers and visiting fellows – Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Focal point: Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, Presidency of the Republic (SAE/PR) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Framework for IPC-IG Vision <ul><li>Produce policy-oriented research and facilitate learning and innovation at the global level on poverty reduction and inclusive growth through : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global policy dialogue to better reflect the new balance of power and development imperatives of the Global South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange and learning between countries to promote inclusive growth in the South. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Current approach and priorities <ul><li>Applied Research & Knowledge Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Protection, Cash Transfers and Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural and Sustainable Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue & South-South Learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. Applied Research & Knowledge Production <ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><li>To be the leading thought centre on social policy related to the Global South. </li></ul><ul><li>Publications record: </li></ul><ul><li>Over 280 publications and 9 regular series </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments and evaluations of social programmes of over 60 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Publications in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish </li></ul><ul><li>Specific focus areas : </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Social Protection, Cash Transfers and Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Rural and Sustainable Development </li></ul>IPC-IG’s publications database
  8. 8. Applied Research & Knowledge Production <ul><ul><li>Our approach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPC-IG’s work on inclusive growth starts from the premise that societies based on equality tend to perform better in development and that long-term public investments on comprehensive social protection is a necessary condition to achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Inclusive Growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A policy debate that emerged in the South: India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Turkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive growth is both an outcome and a process, requiring benefit-sharing and participation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our perspectives on achieving Inclusive Growth here   </li></ul></ul>Inclusive Growth
  9. 9. Applied Research & Knowledge Production <ul><ul><li>Some products and results: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flagship Report on Social Protection and Employment for Inclusive Growth – G20 Development Working Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Workshop on Inclusive Growth: What is it and what does it take to achieve it? Brazil, South Africa, India and China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty in Focus magazines: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can Social Protection Help Achieve Inclusive Growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can India, Brazil and South Africa Offer to the Global Community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Inclusive Growth
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Vision: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management and Advocacy to give voice to a New Development Agenda from the South. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic focus areas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen knowledge management mechanisms for effective policy design and implementation towards inclusive growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance South-South policy dialogue frameworks that reflect the new balances of power in a changing global governance environment </li></ul></ul>Strengthening the voice of the Global South in the development debate Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships
  11. 11. Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships <ul><li>New communications tools </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth Bulletin: Promoting news on social protection policies, publications and reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Press Room providing fast policy response to pressing development debates in the South – Visitors from 134 countries and 1,021 different cities on January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Publications in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced media engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidated media networks in 91 countries – Focus on leading emerging economies </li></ul><ul><li>Global visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,7 million visits to IPC-IG website (2009-2010) </li></ul><ul><li>850.000 downloads of IPC-IG publications (2009-2010) from the main website </li></ul><ul><li>Regular website visits from 170 countries </li></ul>Global networks and communities 45,000 stakeholders in the development policy field in189 countries Over 1,500 collaborative research centres in 106 countries
  12. 12. <ul><li>Frontline India: Lessons from Brazil – Dec 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>News 24 South Africa: Put out the climate fire – Dec 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Al Jazeera: Allow poor to define their futu re </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of IPC-IG Poverty in Focus magazine onThe Dimensions of Inclusive Development – Nov 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Al Jazeera: Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty – Oct 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>The Ethiopian Herald: Green Economies with Social Futures – Oct 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Channel Africa: The Euro Zone Needs a ‘Shock of Ideas’ – Oct 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Inter Press Service (IPS): ‘Cash Grants must back Food Access ’ – Sept. 2011 </li></ul>Media impact: The South perspective on the global development debate Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships IPC-IG @ The Economist Brazil’s Bolsa Família: How to get out of jobs and into school Learn more about IPC-IG perspectives and media impact here .
  13. 13. <ul><li>Ideas to Eradicate Poverty multimedia series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 weekly chapters launched before the ‘Brasil Sem Miséria’ plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media impact in Brazil (December 2010-June 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75 articles published by Folha de São Paulo, Valor Econômico, Correio Brazilenze, EXAME, Época, Carta Capital, Agência Brasil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media outlets in 23 States have referred to IPC-IG more than 300 times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday Policy Seminar Series at IPC-IG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation of the diplomatic community in Brasilia; over 30 Ambassadors, Ministers attended in 2011 </li></ul></ul>Media impact: Contributing to national debates on poverty eradication Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships More about IPC-IG media impact in Brazil here .
  14. 14. Policy Dialogue & South-South Learning Study Tours, Visiting Fellowship and Internship Programme <ul><li>IPC-IG branded policy dialogue service: Study Tours are a platform for capacity building on social policy and inclusive growth for practitioners in the South </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 30 Study Tours hosted in Brasilia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa: Social Cohesion Study Tour – Nov 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China-Brazil Study Tour on Social Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internship Programme: The most competitive programme in the UN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 900 applications in 2011 only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters/PhD students and recent graduates from 27 countries </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Policy Dialogue & South-South Learning <ul><li>Addressing the Heads of State and Government </li></ul><ul><li>Building a cooperation portfolio on three agreed areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Development Strategies for Inclusive Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Health innovations, IPR and Access to essential drugs </li></ul><ul><li>The role and potential of IBSA as a Plurilateral arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement reached on a follow-up programme of action to be facilitated by IPC-IG </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment among emerging countries for placing IPC-IG as a facilitator of upcoming policy dialogue forums in the context of IBSA and BRIC </li></ul>IBSA Academic Forum: A Policy Dialogue
  16. 16. Our thanks for your attention ! [email_address] + 55 61 2105 5000 Photos: Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign (IPC-IG, 2009) and IPC-IG Events