Brazil to host global initiative to combat poverty
06/03/2013 14:53 - Portal Brasil
The goal is to share knowledge on successful public policies
Brazil is to host the Knowledge and Innovation Initiative for Poverty Reduction, a bank of accumulated experience enabling the study and international replication of successful public policies and social technologies. The project was launched in Brasilia on Tuesday, March 5, with an agreement signed by the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, the Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), Tereza Campello, the Director of the UN Development Program's International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (UNDP-IPC), Jorge Chediek, and President of the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Marcelo Neri.
"As the world's interest grows in policies to address the inequality and poverty developed in Brazil, the international recognition of IPEA is consolidated as a reference center for thinking, articulating, evaluating and formulating proposals in this area. Brazil currently exports social technologies and IPEA is continually sought by research institutions and foreign governments interested in learning about them. The Institute also provides support in subnational initiatives. This project is an opportunity to expand our collaboration with other countries, as well as states and cities, to exchange the practical knowledge coming from public, multilateral, and civil society institutions and people," said Neri.
The initiative is part of a global effort by the World Bank and partner countries to produce and share knowledge on the effective implementation of public policies, often defined by Jim Yong Kim as the "science of delivery." As argued by the World Bank Group President, high-performance businesses stand out in the way they meet the expectations of their customers to deliver goods and services, but this capacity is also crucial to the public sector as part of its social contract with citizens.