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.
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.