Inclusive Growth Bulletin - Issue 88 - September 2019
This month, we present you a new study discussing the effects of Brazil’s Bolsa Família programme on the reduction of poverty and inequality, a publication on the role of rural civil society in guaranteeing food security and an analysis of pre-conflict poverty data in Syria. We also bring you three new translations of studies on the PAA Africa Programme in Niger and on the impact of income taxes in Brazil. 

We also keep you up-to-date with our latest projects and upcoming events!
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In the new Working Paper ''Computing pre-conflict poverty data in Syria'', Samer Hamati (University of Minho) analyses data from a 2009 household income and expenditure survey to investigate the link between poverty and the current civil conflict in Syria.

A companion One Pager, also by Mr. Hamati, is available in Arabic, English and Portuguese.
The Policy Research Brief ''Rural civil society and the role of social mobilisation in poverty reduction and sustainable rural development'', by Anna Korzenszky, Sara Vicari and Guilherme Brady (FAO), highlights the key role of rural food producers, family farmers, fisherfolk and other small-scale food producers in guaranteeing food security and contributing towards sustainable poverty reduction worldwide. This publication is also available in Portuguese
In the One Pager ''The effects of Brazil’s Bolsa Família programme on poverty and inequality: an assessment of the first 15 years'', Pedro H. G. Ferreira. de Souza and Rafael Guerreiro Osorio (Ipea), Luis Henrique Paiva (Ministry of Economy) and Sergei Soares (Ipea) re-examine important issues related to the conditional cash transfer programme. The authors use data from the recently-released National Household Sample Survey to analyse the programme’s impacts on poverty and inequality reduction. 
This One Pager is also available in Arabic, French and Portuguese.
New translations

The Working Paper ''Fostering food purchase programmes in widespread poverty contexts: targeting smallholders within the PAA Africa Programme in Niger'', by Rosana Pereira de Miranda, Amadou Diop and Israel Klug (FAO), has been translated into French. It was originally released in English.

The companion One Pager ''PAA Africa targeting in Niger'', also by Ms. Miranda, Mr. Klug and Mr. Diop, has been translated into French and Portuguese. Previously, it was available in English.

The One Pager ''The distributive impact of income taxes in Brazil'', by Rodrigo Cardoso Fernandes (Brazilian National Treasury), Bernardo Campolina (University of Minas Gerais) and Fernando Gaiger Silveira (Ipea), has been translated into Arabic. It was previously released in English and Portuguese.
See IPC-IG's publications here.
The platform is completing four years of activities supporting knowledge sharing and capacity building on social protection. Today, it reunites more than 4,440 members, 1,200 stakeholders and 4,900 publications in different formats. The platform is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and hosted by the IPC-IG.
On 9 September, IPC-IG Researcher Charlotte Bilo presented the report Gender and social protection in South Asia: an assessment of non-contributory programmes at the 2019 PEGNet Conference in Bonn, Germany. The study was produced by the IPC-IG in partnership with UNICEF’s South Asia Regional Office and will be launched soon.
Webinar: Digital Social Protection – innovation for effectiveness
On 3 October, 15:00 (GMT+2), the platform will host the fourth webinar of our USP2030 series. This session will showcase the latest innovations/technologies on social protection and how old practices have been adapted to achieve more effective results.
Register for free

We are accepting applications from outstanding students for our 2019 Internship Programme! Requirements and information on how to apply are available here.