International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

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The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), formerly the International Poverty Centre, is a partnership between the Poverty Practice of the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP and the Government of Brazil. Located in Brasília, IPC-IG facilitates South-South learning with the aim of expanding developing countries’ knowledge and capacities to design, implement and evaluate effective policies towards the attainment of high inclusive growth. IPC-IG is a hub for South-South dialogue on applied research and training on development policy.


With the support from the UNDP Brazil Country Office, the IPC-IG has been promoting learning on social protection, through strategic partnership with UN agencies, international and bilateral organizations, networks of experts, policymakers and practitioners, across the developing world. The IPC-IG’s main national partner is the Government of Brazil through the Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic (SAE/PR), and the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS).


IPC-IG provides research-based policy recommendations on poverty related issues through different publication series, from the popular One Pagers to the more technical Working Papers. IPC-IG’s publications are released in English but translated versions can be found in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Turkish and Bahasa (Indonesia).

Organisational structure

IPC-IG is organised under the following structure: Executive Board The Executive Council oversees the IPC-IG’s performance and accomplishments with respect to its annual work plans. It is composed of representatives from the following institutions: Secretariat of Strategic Affairs at the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil (SAE/PR) Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (MRE) UNDP The IPC-IG Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

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