How Brazil’s investment in hydropower infrastructure contributed to its ...
Since the 1970s, Brazil has made the energy sector a central element of its economy, and hydroelectric plants have become the solution for electricity production. This decade saw significant investment in hydropower, involving the construction of the world’s largest hydropower plants such as Itaipu, Tucuruí, and the Paulo Afonso ...
Brazil makes a smart move to attract and retain foreign investment
In short, Brazil is embracing a promising instrument to improve the country’s business environment and attract and retain FDI. And it is doing so with broad coverage and no discrimination. It is time to focus on deepening its implementation to ensure that this reform results in greater and better investment—particularly in the less ...
Brazil - Enhancing performance in Brazil's health sector : lessons from ...
This report on Brazil's health sector is the result of collaboration between the World Bank's Latin American and Caribbean PREM Public Sector Group and the LAC Human . Brazil - Enhancing performance in Brazil's health sector : lessons from innovations in the state of Sao Paulo and the city of Curitiba
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Brazil is a major market for motor vehicles, and has been able to leverage its market size to incentivize these MNCs to establish production in the country. As a result, the motor vehicle sector is a large employer in Brazil’s manufacturing sector. Protectionism was used as a tool from the 1950s to the 1990s to attract FDI.
No mystery: What is Brazil doing to address climate change?
Increasing the energy efficiency in the electricity sector by 10% and promoting clean technology and energy efficiency in the industrial and transportation sectors; Achieve, in the Brazilian Amazonia, zero illegal deforestation by 2030 and compensating for greenhouse gas emissions from legal suppression of vegetation by 2030;
An innovative partnership for infrastructure in Brazil - World Bank Blogs
The Brazilian Private Sector Participation (PSP) Facility is one of the flagship initiatives supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve project preparation. The facility was developed in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).
Changes must come to the way agriculture is funded in Brazil
Banks in Brazil are mandated by law to lend at least 35% of their deposits to the agriculture sector, and agriculture credit is the main policy instrument used by the government to influence farmers’ production and marketing decisions. The sums directed by these programs into the agriculture sector are vast, and the impacts are enormous.
Brazil : The Industry Structure of Banking Services - World Bank
The objective of this paper is to analyze the industry structure of banking services in Brazil in order to shed light on financial performance and its drivers at a disaggregated level. The study illustrates how differences across market segments - which tend to be averaged out in aggregate analysis - need to be taken into account ...
Brazil : The Industry Structure of Banking Services
Brazil : The Industry Structure of Banking Services. Understanding the industry structure of banking services in Brazil is an important task both for the financial community at large and for country specialists. The Brazilian financial system is the largest and most sophisticated in Latin America.