Strengthening the Voices of the Global South on Development

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Presentation by the Director of the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) on South-South policy dialogue frameworks that reflect the new balances of power in a changing global governance environment.

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Strengthening the Voices of the Global South on Development

  1. 1. Strengthening the Voices of the Global South on Development Rathin Roy Director UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth IPC-IG, Brasilia Knowledge for Inclusive Growth: Opportunities in a Changing World Abu Dhabi, December 2011
  2. 2. Knowledge Management and Policy Dialogue for Inclusive Growth <ul><ul><li>Outline: The Global South Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerating MDG Progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing North-South Knowledge Gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South-South Exchanges for Alternatives in Social Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering Employment Generation for Social Inclusion in the Arab States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Outline: The Global South Context <ul><ul><li>Development context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Social policy innovations in the Global South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Works, Cash Transfers, Smallholder Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The New Global Bottom Billion: IPC-IG research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1990: 93 % of the global poor in low-income countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 75 % of the global poor in middle-income countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy question </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>Addressing the gaps </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><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Accelerating MDG Progress <ul><ul><li>MDG Acceleration Framework ( MAF ): Addressing the need for urgent and focused action on the road to 2015 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 pilot countries in 2010: Lessons from Belize, Colombia, Ghana, Jordan, Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising the Global South’s voice on the MDGs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPC-IG: Rate of Progress Matters Most </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge for Policy Change in the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IPC-IG: Are MDGs priority in Development Strategies? Are MDGs changing aid focus? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of 22 countries and 12 bilateral programmes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Addressing North-South Knowledge Gaps <ul><ul><li>Applied research on policy priorities for the Global South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Protection, Employment Generation and Cash Transfers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green and Inclusive Sustainable Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge production in the South to give voice to a New Development Agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of innovative social protection programmes in 70 developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with research partners in 106 countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge networks reaching 189 countries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. South-South Exchanges for Alternatives in Social Policy <ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue platforms in and for the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA ) Academic Forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IPC-IG Annual Conference on Inclusive Growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Learning Centre in UAE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Tours </li></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><ul><li>Over 30 Study Tours hosted in Brasilia </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fostering Employment Generation for Social Inclusion in the Arab States <ul><ul><li>Arab Transformation Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yemen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A proposal for job creation and inclusive growth - IPC-IG advocacy work in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue on Inclusive Growth: Recent IPC-IG engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt: Advisory support for the implementation of the first cash transfer pilot in Cairo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Syria: Capacity building and information management for social transfers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tunisia: Dialogue on employment generation for the Youth </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Humanizing Development Global Campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portraying the human face of development in the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 participating countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Al Jazeera: Allow poor to define their futu re </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of IPC-IG Poverty in Focus magazine on The 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><ul><li>Valor Econômico/Brazil: Rio+20 – New concepts, same dilemmas? - Sept. 2011 </li></ul>Strengthening the Voices of the Global South on Development

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