IPC-IG: Scaling up Cash Transfer Programmes

A new policy brief (pdf, 176 KB) “Scaling up cash transfer programmes: Good practices and lessons learned from Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia” published by IPC-IG underlines the importance of monitoring and evaluating cash transfer programmes. Social cash transfer programmes are important and promising initiatives in the promotion of sustainable development and … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: Brazil Public Policies for Rural Development

A new IPC-IG working “Public policies for rural development and combating poverty in rural areas” analyzes 11 major policies Brazil implemented concerning rural development. Findings suggest that, although the productivity and sustainability of the most vulnerable smallholder farmers have not been substantially improved despite the many national policies in place, this should … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: Africa inventory of non-contributory programmes

A new publication “Social Protection in Africa: inventory of non-contributory programmes” by the International Policy Centre of inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) aims at providing a broad overview of the existing non-contributory social protection programmes in Africa, supporting a better general understanding of interventions in the region and their main design choices and … ———- Please continue reading

UNDP IPC-IG third collection of one-pager series

The UNDP IPC-IG has published the third collection of its well-known one pager series. The volume includes pieces on Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Zambia, and dozens of others. In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2014, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced another … ———- Please continue reading

2015 Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection”

SASPEN and FES hosted a two day conference on Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space in Johannesburg, on October 20-21, 2015. 125 delegates from 28 countries (including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability Conference Programme

The upcoming fourth annual SASPEN Conference themed on “Sustainability of Social Protection: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” on October 20-21 in Johannesburg will be graced by seven keynote addresses by speakers from ILO, FAO PtoP, UNDP IPC-IG, the CSSR at UCT, the Wits School of Governance and the … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG One Pager: Integrated Data Management for Social Protection

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC) has published its One Pager Nr. 302: Integrated Data and Information Management for Social Protection by Valentina Barca. In recent years there has been great focus on coordinating and harmonising systems for social protection. This has led to growing interest in exploring … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG PiF: Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation

The latest edition of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth’s (IPC-IG) magazine ‘Policy in Focus’ deals with Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation. Redistributive cash transfer programmes have emerged as vital for the pursuit of poverty reduction and eradication; however, critics have expressed concerns that such social grants … ———- Please continue reading

IPC-IG: The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Economies

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the UNDP has published a video with Prof Ravallion on the economic returns of cash transfers. Can social protection policies promote economic growth? This is one of the questions our latest Policy in Focus, “The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local … ———- Please continue reading

Zambia Rollout of Social Cash Transfers

The International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth of the UNDP (IPC-IG) has published a one-pager on Social Cash Transfer Scale-up for Zambia (78kb) authored by Mr Stanfield Michelo, Director for Social Welfare in the Zambian Ministry for Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), in which the scale-up from a 159-household pilot … ———- Please continue reading