The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (The IPC-IG) hosts socialprotection.org. The Centre is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies guided by a partnership agreement between the Government of Brazil and the UNDP. Its mission is to promote policy dialogue and facilitate learning between developing countries around innovative social policies for inclusive growth, based on three pillars: Knowledge production; Knowledge sharing; and Capacity strengthening.
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals, and to strengthen post-2015 frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.
The Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) is a federal public foundation linked to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management. It provides technical and institutional support to government actions – enabling the formulation and reformulation of public policies and Brazilian development programs. Its work is made available to society through numerous regular publications and seminars. Ipea’s mission is to “enhance public policies that are essential to Brazilian development by producing and disseminating knowledge and by advising the state in its strategic decisions.
DFAT funds socialprotection.org. The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development with around 16,400 employees. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume exceeds two billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and public and private sector clients in around 130 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
The UK's Department for International Development has been an important sponsor of many activities carried out in the socialprotection.org platform through the "Brazil & Africa: fighting poverty and empowering women via South-South Cooperation" project. Please check the project page for more information
The Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board is a light, lean and agile inter-agency coordination mechanism—composed of representatives of international organizations and bilateral institutions—to enhance global coordination and advocacy on social protection issues and to coordinate international cooperation in country demand-driven actions. The establishment of the Board responds to a request from the G20 Development Working Group. As part of strengthening development-humanitarian linkages, members of SPIAC-B support the further expansion and strengthening of social protection systems to continue to address chronic vulnerabilities and to scale up the utilization of social protection as a means of responding to shocks and protracted crises.
ISPA is a set of practical tools that help countries to improve their social protection system by analyzing its strengths and weaknesses and offering options for further action.
The Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) is a community of practice for national social development ministries and agencies, in collaboration with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and academia, to promote the exchange and transfer of experiences and knowledge on social protection in the Americas. The IASPN was established by the Organization of American States (OAS) member states as the mechanism to strengthen the institutional capacity of national social development agencies in formulating and implementing effective and efficient policies and programs to eradicate extreme poverty, and facilitate greater cross-sectoral cooperation on social protection issues.