About IPC-IG
The IPC-IG is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies, result of a partnership agreement between the Government of Brazil and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Centre's mandate is to promote the production and dissemination of studies and policy recommendations, the exchange of best practices in development initiatives and the expansion of South-South dialogue.
A leading voice for inclusive growth in and for the Global South
The IPC-IG was founded in 2002 and began its activities in 2004. The Centre has been receiving administrative and operational support from the UNDP Brazil Country Office since 2013, having its Resident Representative as the Interim Director. The Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) hosts the IPC-IG and its researchers participate and contribute substantially to the Centre's activities.

Since its foundation, the IPC-IG has been providing services and tools to strengthen the institutional capacities of governments in the global South, including working on social protection issues, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of public policies.



The IPC-IG's mission is to promote policy dialogue and facilitate learning between developing countries around innovative social policies for inclusive growth. The innovative approaches carried out by the Centre revolve around three pillars: 
  1. Knowledge Production: carrying out research and studies, such as policy analysis and evaluations; 
  2. Knowledge Sharing: facilitating the exchange of innovative experiences and initiatives among countries of the South:
  3. Capacity Strengthening: providing and facilitating the collaborative construction of capacity-building activities and flows of knowledge among countries of the South. 
Read more about the work of the Centre: download our Institutional One Pager in Arabic English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Read IPC-IG Annual Activity Reports: 2014201520162017, 2018, 2019


The IPC-IG has both international and national partners which carry out its activities, either by specific agreements or by joint collaboration. These include:  Brazil’s Ministries of  the socio-economic and environmental areas; the World Bank; the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO); the UNDP Cape Verde; UNDP's Regional Bureau on Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC);the World Food Programme (WFP); the UNICEF offices in Cape Verde and MENA countries; the UN Women; the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID); the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ); the Asian Development Bank (ADB); the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC); Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); the UN Brazil Country System as well as civil society entities and other international organisations.
The IPC-IG is also a member of the Social Protection Interagency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) (Read SPIAC-B statement on Humanitarian Aid and Social Protection

Organisational structure

IPC-IG is organised under the following structure:

Executive Council

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:
  • Brazilian Ministry of Economy
  • Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE)
  • Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The IPC-IG assists the Executive Council. 

Minutes of the IPC-IG's Executive Council Meeting, held on 15 April, 2016 (available only in Portuguese). Read here.

Interim Director:
Katyna Argueta
Diana Sawyer (Senior Research Coordinator)
Fábio Veras Soares (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea Researcher)
Rafael Guerreiro Osorio (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea Researcher)
Sergei Soares (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea Representative)
Alexandre dos Santos Cunha (Senior Research Coordinator and Ipea Researcher)
Programme and Operations:
Guilherme Paul Berdu (Focal Point)
Maria Teresa Fontes (UNDP Brazil)
Silvana Neves
socialprotection.org Team:
Publications Department:
Communications Department:
Fabiana Pullen Sousa
IT and Web Management:
André Lyra (Coordinator)
Current interns:
Beatriz Burattini
Isabela Nunes Franciscon
João Pedro Bregolin Dytz
Manuela Oliveira Lima
Mariana de Brito
Marí­lia Rocha
Lucas Freschi Sato
Rayra Fortunato
Renata Caramaschi dos Santos
Sabrina Sabatovicz
Vitória Batista
Yannick Markhof
Get involved
Whether you are an individual, organisation or research institution, the IPC-IG offers a variety of opportunities for you to be involved in our work:
  • Internship and Visiting Scholar Programmes: designed to provide support to the IPC-IG' s applied research and policy dialogue while simultaneously complementing the interns practical experience in various issues related to international development.

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