Fabio Veras Soares is a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in Brazil and research coordinator at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), a partnership between UNDP and the Government of Brazil. He holds a PhD in Economics from University College London. At both IPEA and the IPC-IG, he has worked mostly on labour market, poverty and inequality and social protection policies and programmes, including impact evaluation of cash transfers programmes in Brazil, Mozambique, Paraguay and Yemen. His work has been published in the Journal of Development Effectiveness and the Latin American Research Review, and he has written book chapters on the comparative analysis of cash transfer programmes.
The purpose of the side event is to shine a spotlight on child labour in artisanal fisheries and aquaculture.