Programa en Español 

Day 1: Wednesday September 10th

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Session: Welcome words by IDRC, IPC, IPEA and SAE (Federico Burone, Jorge Chediek, Sergei Soares and Minister Marcelo Neri)
9: 30 – 12:30 Session 1 – Social Protection programmes and impacts on labour markets
9:30 – 9:50
  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Bolsa Familia on Entrepreneurship by Rafael Ribas (University of Amsterdam). Discussant: Marcelo Neri
9: 50 – 10:10
  • The impact of South Africa’s social grants on youth’s labour market outcomes by Ingrid Wollard (SALDRU/UCT). Discussant: Leonardo Gasparini
10:10 – 10:30
  • Social Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa and its impact on labour market outcomes by Ben Davis (FAO).  Discussant: Rafael Ribas
10:30 – 10:50
  • Cash transfers in Argentina: impacts on informality and female labor force participation by Leonardo Gasparini (CEDLAS). Discussant: Dev Nathan
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:30
  • Plenary Debate – Taking stock: What have we learnt about the labour markets impacts of social protection? Key policy implications. Moderators: Carolina Robino (IDRC)
12:30 – 14: 00 Lunch
14:00 – 18:30  Session 2 – Social Protection Programmes, labour markets, and women’s economic empowerment
14:00 –14:20 

14:20 – 14:40

  •  Documentary presentation: Beyond social protection  
  • Extreme poverty, displacement and female empowerment: Evidence from an impact evaluation of Red UNIDOS in Colombia by Susana Martinez (Fedesarrollo). Discussant: Estefanía Galván
14:40 – 15:00
  • Social assistance, labor market intra-household decisions and bargaining power of women: evidence for Uruguay by Estafanía Galván (IECON). Discussant: Alma Espino
15:00 – 15:20
  • Impacts of Juntos on women empowerment: opportunities, challenges and next steps by Lorena Alcazar (GRADE). Discussant: Susana Martinez
15:40 – 16.00
  • Social protection, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment in India by Dev Nathan (IHD). Discussant: Ingrid Woolard
16:00  – 16:20  Coffee Break
16:20 – 16:40 


  • “Pension 65 and Beyond” Impact Evaluation of Pension 65 and its interactions with other mechanisms of social protection by Juan José Díaz (GRADE). Discussant: Gary Mena 
  • Intended and unintended effects of unconditional cash transfers: The case of Bolivia´s Renta Dignidad by Gary Mena (Fundación ARU). Discussant: Juan José Díaz
17:00-18:30 Plenary Debate – Taking stock: What have we learnt about the labour markets and entrepreneurship impacts of social protection and women economic empowerment? Key policy implications. Moderator: Fabio Soares (IPC)


Day 2: Thursday September 11th

8:50 – 12:10 Session 3 – Financial inclusion, financial capabilities and Social protection programs
8:50 – 9:20 Breakfast
9:20 10:00
  • Peru – Impact Evaluation of Juntos and financial education innovations by Martín Valdivia (GRADE). Discussant: Claudia Martinez
  • Peru – Impact evaluation of a Savings Promotion Pilot program for Juntos Beneficiaries by Chris Boyld. Discussant: Claudia Martinez
 10:00 – 10:20
  • Chile – Impact Evaluation of Chile Cuenta and Financial Education program in FOSIS by Claudia Martinez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Discussant: Claudio Ferraz
10:20– 10:40
  • Mexico –Impact evaluation of Oportunidades and financial inclsuion by Carlos Chiapa (Colegio de Mexico).Discussant:  Martin Valdivia
10:40 – 11:00
  • Early findings of “Renda Melhor Joven” and design of an impact evaluation for the financial literacy intervention by Claudio Ferraz (PUC/RJ). Discussant: Chirs Boyld
11:00 – 12:10 Plenary Debate – Taking stock: What have we learnt about the entrepreneurship and productive investment impacts of social protection and financial inclusion? Key policy implications. Moderator: Carlos Chiapa
12:10 – 14:00 


Working Lunch – Local Economy Wide Impact Evaluation Models: how to measure the local multiplier effects of social cash transfers? by Benjamin Davis (FAO)
14:00 – 17:00 Session 4 – Social Protection and income generation strategies
14:00 – 14:20
  • The impact of linking CCTs to agricultural credit on productive assets accumulation in rural houselholds in Peru by César del Pozo (Centro Bartolomé de las Casas/CIES). Discussant: Sergei Soares
14:20 – 14:40
  • Impact evaluation of Haku Wiñay in Peru by Javier Escobal (GRADE). Discussant: Margarita Beneke
14:40 – 15:00
  • The impact of the linkages of Juntos and a productive development program (Sierra Sur) in Peru by Urusula Aldana (IEP-CIES). Discussant: Matthew Bird
15:00 – 15:20
  • Regional FIDA Project: the case of El Salvador by Margarita Beneke (FUSADES). Discussant:  César del Pozo
15:20 – 15:40
  • Impact evaluation of a graduation Project in Colombia by Matthew Bird (Universidad del Pacífico). Discussant: Javier Escobal
15:40 – 16:00
  • Coffee Break
  • Plenary Debate – Taking stock: What have we learnt about articulating social protection and productive development programs? Key policy implications. Moderator: Jorge Maldonado
 17.00  Closure of Seminar
18:00 – 19:30: Policy Forum – Linking social protection and economic opportunitiesQuestions defined by the organizers will be debated by the panelists including the following policymakers:

o   Norma Vidal – Vice-Minister, Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS) –Peru

o   Ingrid Rusinque – General Direction Advisor, National Agency for Overcoming Extreme Poverty – Colombia

o   Francisco Vera – National Director, Entrepreneurship,  Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS), Ministry of Social Development (MDS) – Chile

o   Luis Henrique Paiva- National Secretariat of Citizenship Income (Senarc) Brazil -Bolsa Familia

Format – roundtable: moderated by Minister Marcelo Neri – SAE

19:00 Closing Cocktail – 10 years anniversary IPC-IG