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International Collaboration

The Government of Delhi as a matter of principle is open to learning from the best practices of institutional reforms both from within the country and around the world. Governments cannot function in isolation and cross learning and fertilization of germane ideas and concepts often lead to successful collaborative development efforts. With a vision to contributing to international development, the GNCTD understands the importance of this process for successful replication of innovations as also de-duplication and unnecessary reinvention of the wheel. The GNCTD also looks forward to highlighting its own best practices to facilitate its replication elsewhere.
In context of Mission Convergence as a programme for poverty alleviation, the GNCTD is engaged in learning from poverty reduction policy and analytical thinking with noted UN backed institution in Brazil such as the International Poverty Centre for Inclusive Growth.
The success of the Bolsa Familia (Family Stipend) programme and other social protection policies of the Government of Brazil led the Government on a collaborative mission with Brazil to understand the technical and implementation aspects. It studied the programme in depth to understand its applicability in Delhi.
Bolsa Familia delegations and officials of the Ministry of Fight Against Hunger of the GoB, too have expressed eagerness to learn from Mission’s initiatives in the field of sustainable livelihood through employment generation and micro-finance activities
The Award of South-South Experience Exchange Trust Fund (SEETF) in January 2009 by the World Bank's Latin American Development Group, came with a global recognition of the Mission's endeavours by global practitioners of poverty removal and development. Aimed at enhancing the technical skill base of Mission Convergence from the globally acknowledged Bolsa Familia Programme of the Government of Brazil, the specific activities already undertaken with the SEETF grant are the following:

  1. A study tour of select D.C.s, Departmental Heads, and functionaries of Mission Convergence to Brazil was organized in April 2010.
  2. Post visit, the World Bank team which also participated in the Brazil study tour is assisting in developing an operations manual for the Mission Convergence programme
  3. A high level Policy Delegation of the GNCTD led by the Chief Secretary, Mr. Rakesh Mehta visited the World Bank, and the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), Washington, on the invitation of Mr. Roberto Zagha, Country Director, World Bank, New Delhi (8-10 July, 2009). A one-day workshop with Social Protection Sector managers from Latin American Countries, including a Global Development and Learning Network (GDLN) conference with Brazil and Chile, and Sector Managers with implementation experience from Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico was organized on the 9th July, 2009.

Since the vulnerability based approach of Mission Convergence in identifying the poor is ultimately aimed to converge service delivery, currently operating through cross-cutting Departmental structures, a roadmap is being developed for the Mission to institutionalize the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) system in Delhi based upon the learning from the Latin American Region, where the phenomenon of cash transfer to the poor has actually followed considerable efforts towards convergence of social sector schemes, similarly operating through multiple Departments.