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Title: International Poverty Centre

International Poverty Centre
  • Francisco Filho and Roberto Astorino
  • Communications and Outreach team
  • New York, November 2008

What is IPC?
  • Established in 2004 in Brasilia.
  • Global centre for applied research and training
    on development policy and for the promotion of
    South-South Cooperation.
  • Partnership between UNDP and the Brazilian
  • Within UNDP Linked to the Poverty Practice of
    the Bureau for Development Policy.
  • Within the Brazilian Government Linked to the
    Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea),
    the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs at the
    Presidency of the Republic.

Who are we?
IPC team
What do we do?
  • Applied Research
  • Innovative Publications
  • Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
  • Visiting Research Fellows
  • South-South Cooperation
  • Study Tours and Training
  • Africa-Brazil Cooperation Programme
  • Advisory Missions
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Dissemination
  • Communication Tools
  • Partnerships
  • Website
  • Visibility and Impact

A few figures
  • IPCs knowledge-sharing network covers 189
  • 9 publication types in 4 different languages,
    covering 16 thematic areas.
  • 7 research programmes.
  • 1-2 new publications per week sent to 27,000
    people, including 3,200 UNDP staff.
  • Training Sessions, Study Tours and Conferences
    have thus far involved more than 7,000
    representatives of around 50 developing
  • More than 100 Advisory Missions.
  • 1,500 partner research centres in 106 developing

Applied Research Research Programmes
  • Social Protection and Cash Transfers
  • Access to Finance and Basic Services
  • Economic Policies, MDGs and Poverty
  • Gender Equality
  • Labour and Social Inclusion
  • Macroeconomic Policies to Revert the HIV/AIDS
  • State of the World Economy

Applied Research Publication Series
Applied Research Publication Series
  • Poverty in Focus

Applied Research Evolution of Publications
Communications and Outreach Website
  • A few figures
  • Number of website visits 2,161.343
  • October 121,784
  • Number of downloads 397,742
  • October 22,264
  • Number of first time visits in October 14,171
  • Number of countries in October 119
  • Top-ten in October Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,
    India, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Sweden,
    UK, USA
  • Downloads of IPC publications

Communications and Outreach Website
  • Evolution of visits to the IPC website

Applied Research Events
  • 9 International Conferences
  • 70 Seminars
  • Forthcoming
  • International Workshop on Equitable Access to
    Basic Services Insights to Latin America São
    Paulo, Brazil
  • Other recent events
  • Bi-regional Conference on Social Protection and
    Poverty Reduction Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Millennium Development Goals Beyond
    Averages 2007 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Skills Building Workshop on Poverty and Social
    Impact Analysis (PSIA) Nairobi, Kenya

Applied Research IPC Internship and
Visiting Scholars Programmes
Olga Lucia Callejas Cortes Ministry of Social
Protection, Colombia Mariana Hoffmann
Institute dEtudes Politiques dAix-en-Provence /
France Kelly McCarthy Irish Centre for Human
Rights Pauline Cazaubon Institut dEtudes
Politiques of Bordeaux (France) / University of
Granada (Spain) Christian Lehmann Paris
School of Economics/ The Sorbonne, France Freie
Universität Berlin, Germany Sonal Singh London
School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Joe Macharia Global Labour University
Programme Michelle Morais de Sá e Silva
Teachers College, Columbia University, USA John
Gahan The University of the South, USA Portia
Meyers Hunt School of International and Public
Affairs, Columbia University, USA Asad Kamran
Ghalib Institute for Development Policy and
Management, University of Manchester, UK
  • Areas
  • Support to Communications and Outreach Activities
  • Research Assistance Cash Transfers and Social
  • Research Assistance Gender Research Programme
  • Research Assistance Macroeconomic policies,
    economic governance, privatisation and
    regulation, equitable access to services, HIV and

South-South Cooperation Study Tours and
  • Promoting partnerships to fight poverty through
    advocacy and capacity building.
  • Target audience
  • Government officials from the Global South
  • UNDP Country Offices
  • Training areas
  • Social Protection and Cash Transfers
  • Gender Equality
  • Pro-poor and Inequality-reducing Policies
  • Labour Market, Racial Discrimination and
    Employment Policies
  • Macroeconomic Policies
  • Access to Finance and Basic Services for the
  • Poverty Measurement and Monitoring

South-South Cooperation Recent Study Tours and
  • Study Tour on Evaluation and Measurement of
  • Social Policies Cooperation Agenda
  • Study Tour of the Africa-Brazil Cooperation
  • on Social Development
  • Training Course on Econometric Methods for
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Mission of the Government of the Republic of
  • South Africa A South-South Dialogue on
  • Social Protection
  • Study Tour on Participatory Budgeting
  • and Planning
  • Study Tour on Social Policies for Ethnic
  • Minorities

South-South Cooperation Africa-Brazil
Cooperation Programme on Social Development
  • Promoting international technical cooperation
    between developing countries to foster social
    protection policies.
  • Regional cooperation
  • Technical cooperation
  • Study Tours
  • Distance learning
  • http//

South-South Cooperation Advisory Missions
  • Recent missions
  • Angola
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Paraguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela

Communications and Outreach How do we
disseminate our publications?
  • Global Directory
  • of Contacts
  • IPCs Knowledge-
  • Sharing Network
  • 189 countries
  • 3,200 UNDP contacts
  • 27,000 contacts
  • 1,000 new contacts per month

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • Poverty Networks Sharing Development
  • Facilitating access to development knowledge and
    helping foster dialogue between researchers,
    policymakers, civil society and multilateral
  • An online catalogue of 67 IPCs collaborative
    web-based platforms.
  • http//

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • Media relations and Press Room
  • Developing and strengthening media relations is
    a core vehicle for communicating IPCs messages
    to its target audiences and promoting visibility
    and support for the Centres mandate.
  • Some activities
  • Directory of Journalists in Brazil
  • International catalogue of journalists and
    communication officers
  • IPC in the Media
  • 2 Press Releases per week in 4 languages
  • http//

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • IPC News
  • A monthly newsletter in 4 languages featuring
    our latest publications and highlights, ongoing
    and upcoming events and trainings.
  • IPC Interview Series
  • Illustrating the impact of our Research and
    Training Programmes and highlighting major policy
    lessons and experiences.

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • Linking Research Knowledge to Development
  • An online platform for sharing innovative
    initiatives of UNDP Country Offices and linking
    these initiatives to IPCs knowledge products and
  • their main policy recommendations.

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • Comments and Reviews Space

Communications and Outreach Communications Tools
  • Awareness raising campaigns
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Stand Up and Take Action
  • UN Day
  • Brazilian Government events
  • NGO fairs
  • UN Brazil
  • Get involved with the IPC
  • a new section on our website

Communications and Outreach Partnerships
  • IPCs online directory of institutions doing
    research on poverty and human development
  • Promoting the international visibility of
    research centres in developing countries and
    advancing dialogue among researchers and policy
  • Forthcoming
  • Arab States
  • Europe and the CIS
  • Goal
  • 2,500 centres in the Global South.
  • http//

Communications and Outreach Partnerships
  • IPC Knowledge Centre
  • A gateway of publications from our partner
    Research Centres and Poverty Networks for
    promoting knowledge and
  • experiences sharing.

Communications and Outreach Partnerships
  • UNV Online Volunteering Award 2007
  • 691 volunteers in 43 countries
  • 94 assignments
  • Some recent assignments
  • Help IPC disseminate development related
    knowledge in Asia
  • Transcription of interviews on Social Protection
  • Recherche de contacts journalistes Afrique

Communications and Outreach Partnerships
  • Voluntários Online a new partnership with the
    largest volunteer-recruiting NGO in Brazil.
  • Current assignments
  • Translate IPC website into Portuguese
  • Translate IPC brochure into Portuguese
  • Help IPC disseminate development information in

Muito obrigado!
IPCs Communications and Outreach Strategy