Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy

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This presentation identifies opportunities to strengthen South-South Knowledge Management in the field of social policy. It discusses the Global South Development Context and the Issue of Knowledge Inequities with an aim to address the following challenges: (i) How to strengthen knowledge management mechanisms for effective policy design and implementation towards inclusive growth?; and (ii) How to enhance South-South policy dialogue frameworks that reflect the new balances of power in a changing global governance environment?.

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Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy

  1. 1. Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy Francisco Filho Communications Officer International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth IPC-IG Comparative Research and Knowledge Sharing for Inclusive Growth II National Development Conference (CODE) Brasilia, 24 November 2011
  2. 2. Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy: Outline <ul><ul><li>1 - The Global South Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South-South Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 - The Inequality Issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty and ‘The Excluded South’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Knowledge Inequities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 - Addressing the Gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Alternatives in Policy Discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue and Exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News and Media Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Knowledge Management for Innovation in Social Policy: Outline <ul><ul><li>Main challenges: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to strengthen knowledge management mechanisms for effective policy design and implementation towards inclusive growth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to enhance South-South policy dialogue frameworks that reflect the new balances of power in a changing global governance environment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Global South Context <ul><ul><li>Social policy innovations in the South: Cash Transfers, Public Works, Food Security and Smallholder Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDG Progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-Saharan Countries Leading MDG Achievements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty and Inequality Reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>26 million Brazilians left poverty between 2004 and 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul>Inclusive Growth
  5. 5. The Global South Context <ul><ul><li>Profound and Multidimensional Crises in the North </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Euro Zone Needs a ‘Chock’ of Ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of effective and innovative policy responses to the crises in the ‘developed world’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional neoliberal ‘recommendations’ being now directed towards Europe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions? </li></ul></ul></ul>Economic Governance
  6. 6. The Global South Context <ul><ul><li>The Emerging Donors and New Trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil: 129% increase in the funds for international development cooperation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Same Old Game or a New Paradigm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing demands for South-South policy dialogue on inclusive growth-related areas </li></ul></ul></ul>South-South Cooperation
  7. 7. The Inequality Issue <ul><ul><li>Think Tanks Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global ‘Go-To Think Tanks’ Report 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>North America and Europe: 57% </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USA: 1816 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil: 81 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa: 85 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India: 292 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Impact of Scientific Output 2000-2010 (ISI/Thomsons Reuters) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil:0.62% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India: 0.53 % </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa: 0.74 % </li></ul></ul></ul>Global Knowledge Inequalities
  8. 8. The Inequality Issue <ul><ul><li>Global Poverty Trends and The New Bottom Billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1990: 93 % of the poor in low-income countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 75 % of the poor in middle-income countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 25% of the poor in 39 low-income countries </li></ul></ul></ul>Poverty and ‘The Excluded South’
  9. 9. Addressing the Gaps <ul><ul><li>Knowledge Production and Management to give voice to a New Development Agenda from the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Policy Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Protection and Employment for Inclusive Growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Development and Food Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Inclusive Sustainable Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatives in Policy Discourse </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Addressing the Gaps <ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue Platforms in and for the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UNASUR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALBA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MERCOSUR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Tours and Learning Exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth Annual Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue and Exchanges </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Addressing the Gaps <ul><ul><li>The Poor in the Media: Are development innovations contributing to national policy debate and agenda? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage of the poor by the main daily news programmes under an empowering perspective (percentage of the total time): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil: 7% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa: 9% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico: 6% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Argentina: 13% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News and Media Outreach </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Knowledge Sharing for Innovation in Social Policy <ul><ul><li>Obrigado! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ipc-undp.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @UNDP_IPC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: ipc.undp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos: Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign, IPC-IG </li></ul></ul>

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