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. Created in 2004 and 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).

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).

Knowledge Production

The IPC-IG has undertaken several collaborative research projects in order to analyse and evaluate public policies according to demands received from countries of the South. Such demands were addressed via projects and research development and, as main deliverables, publications were produced, consolidating knowledge.

Part of the IPC-IG's mission includes producing evidence-based research on policies, which the Centre provides through several different publications formats, from the popular One Pagers to its flagship magazine Policy in Focus, to the more technical Working Papers and Policy Research Briefs. The IPC-IG's publications are released in English and translated versions are also produced in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Turkish and Bahasa (Indonesia). All publications are made available online and free of charge.

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