Global Platform of International Public Policies

Transnational policy transfer: the circulation of ideas, power and development models

The study of policy transfer initially focused on transfers and transmissions among developed countries or from developed countries to the developing world. Today the circulation of policy and knowledge has become more dense and complex. The articles in the special issue concentrate on the growing velocity of policy innovations spreading from the developing world to other parts of the developing as well as into developed countries and towards international organisations. The context of international development cooperation has been particularly fertile in the cross-pollination of ideas, models and policy experiments, and the articles in this Special Issue draw deeply on this insight. Using a ‘development lens’ enables the authors to view processes of knowledge diffusion and policy transfer not from the centre, in the ministries of national governments, but from policy perimeters, in cities and local government, among those outside political power in opposition groups and movements, and bottom-up from policy implementers.


Prof. Osmany Porto

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Rescheduling of II ICPDDC – São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the II ICPDDC. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID – 19) all over the world and the recent confirmation of 200 cases in Brazil, we regret to inform you that the II ICPDDC must be rescheduled.

This was a difficult decision to make. We have been monitoring the evolution of the situation on a daily basis in the past weeks, as well as the recommendations World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Considering the health of participants, different university travel bans and the advice of Brazilian institutions to cancel public meetings, we concluded that hosting the conference in May was not prudent.

At this stage, we will work on the Conference logistics of the rescheduling and consult our partners to determine a new date, which will be announced in a few weeks. For participants who won’t be able to attend the conference on the new date, registration fees will be refunded.

All the updates about the Conference will be on our website If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

With kind regards,

Osmany Porto de Oliveira
ICPDDC Organizer