The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth: The social policy brand in the Global South


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A presentation by the Director of IPC-IG on the perspectives for the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and its work dedicated to fostering the South-South debate and learning on policy innovations for achieving inclusive growth.

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The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth: The social policy brand in the Global South

  1. 1. Enabling the policy dialogue In and For the Global South Rathin Roy Director The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth: The social policy brand in the Global South Abu Dhabi, UEA, December 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for IPC-IG </li></ul><ul><li>Current approach and policy priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional development: </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and the way forward </li></ul>Overview and Perspectives for 2012 - 2015
  3. 3. Framework for IPC-IG UNDP Knowledge Centres <ul><li>UNDP decentralization process </li></ul><ul><li>Global Thematic Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building </li></ul><ul><li>The partnership with the Government of Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Council </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Meeting: Work Plan and strategic guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Seconmend 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>
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. Framework for IPC-IG Current approach and priorities <ul><li>Applied Research & Knowledge Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural and Sustainable Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Protection and Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outreach, Advocacy & Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Dialogue & South-South Exchange </li></ul>Aareas of Focus and Approach
  6. 6. Applied Research and Knowledge Production Vision <ul><li>To be the leading thought centre on development policy related to the Global South. </li></ul><ul><li>Specific focus areas : </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Rural and Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social Protection and Employment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Applied Research and Knowledge Production <ul><ul><li>Policy Goal: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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>Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Space
  8. 8. Applied Research and Knowledge Production <ul><ul><li>Policy Goal: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing systematic approaches to social protection and inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products and Results: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments and impact evaluation of programmes in over 70 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive knowledge production and policy analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory services to national governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active participation in global and national policy debates </li></ul></ul>Social Protection and Employment
  9. 9. Applied Research and Knowledge Production Social Protection: IPC-IG’s policy impact Zambia : IPC-IG’s capacity assessment supported the national roll-out of the cash transfer pilots Kenya : IPC-IG/KIPPRA papers helped in the design of the National Social Protection Strategy Paraguay : IPC-IG evaluation used in the government transition and helped to ensure continuity with the CCTs Timor-Leste : IPC-IG advisory support and Study Tours informed the implementation of the first CCTs programme Brazil : IPC-IG studies helped to raise support for the Bolsa Família programme Egypt : IPC-IG advisory support assisted the implementation of the pilot CCT programme South Africa : Policy support and Study Tour training related to the elaboration of the Social Cohesion National Plan.
  10. 10. Applied Research and Knowledge Production Rural and Sustainable Development <ul><ul><li>Policy Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting policies that jointly tackle social and environmental sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Products and Results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security: Knowledge exchange and policy dialogue between India, Brazil and South Africa on innovative policy approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Economy, Sustainable Development and Rio+20: Poverty in Focus magazine , extensive news outreach and partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Policy support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Sub-Saharan African countries </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Overall Focus: </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 and Partnerships
  12. 12. Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships <ul><li>Global networks </li></ul><ul><li>189 countries </li></ul><ul><li>35,000 stakeholders in the development field </li></ul><ul><li>1,600 collaborative research institutions </li></ul><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 </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 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1 million downloads of IPC-IG publications </li></ul><ul><li>Regular visits from 170 countries </li></ul>Global outreach and engagement
  13. 13. <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><ul><li>Valor Econômico/Brazil: Rio+20 – New concepts, same dilemmas? - Sept. 2011 </li></ul>Media impact: Fostering the global – and national - global development policy debates Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships
  14. 14. Policy Dialogue and South-South Exchanges Workshops, Policy Dialogue Events and Study Tours <ul><li>India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) 2010 Summit (April 13-14): IPC-IG organized the Policy Dialogue Forum </li></ul><ul><li>IPC-IG Policy Seminar Series in Brasilia: Participants from over 35 Embassies </li></ul><ul><li>Study Tours: IPC-IG branded policy dialogue service </li></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>India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Process Academic Forum: A Policy Dialogue
  15. 15. Policy Dialogue and South-South Exchanges <ul><li>Reference portal on social protection for inclusive growth </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and training products </li></ul><ul><li>Country programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Roster of social protection practitioners and specialists in the developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking and discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Online database of research institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Building synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing the impact of social protection programmes and highlighting lessons learned and best practices in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing stories, images, videos and music </li></ul>South-South Learning on Social Protection Gateway
  16. 16. Institutional development: Goals and the way forward <ul><li>Building on the inclusive growth conceptual definition and implementation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening advocacy for inclusive growth mainstreaming into programming and national development strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Greater engagement of the Global South in IPC-IG’s decision making process </li></ul><ul><li> Executive Board composition: Strengthening emerging countries’ involvement in IPC-IG </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship programme: facilitating knowledge production and exchange in the South </li></ul>Be the leading voice on inclusive growth in and for the South
  17. 17. Institutional development: Goals and the way forward <ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight and promote Southern expertise and contribute to diminishing the North-South knowledge gaps on social policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Imperatives: </li></ul><ul><li>IPC-IG must be owned by the Global South </li></ul><ul><li>IPC-IG must be managed by the Global South </li></ul><ul><li>IPC-IG must be drawn on the expertise of the Global South </li></ul><ul><li>IPC-IG must be based in the Global South </li></ul>IPC-IG as a global forum for producing and managing first-class knowledge materials IPC-IG’s publications database Over 280 publications available online! Over 1,000 downloads per day!
  18. 18. Institutional development: Goals and the way forward <ul><li>Engagement with debates and knowledge production on cooperation for development in the South </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in regional fora and institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing Brazil’ and China’s fast-expanding development cooperation portfolio in Africa </li></ul>Facilitating thinking on emerging economies’ cooperation with Africa
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