Productivity: a Key Issue for Fighting Poverty in Brazil - World Bank
The quality of management in Brazilian companies also drew the attention of productivity experts working on the SCD. According to the World Management Survey, Brazil has a higher percentage (18%) of poorly-managed companies than Mexico (11%), and much higher than China (6%) or the US (2%). The fact that these companies remain in business points to insufficient competition; otherwise, they would need to raise productivity or go out of business altogether.
Brazil may be the Owner of 20% of the World’s Water Supply but it is ...
Brazil is the world’s second-largest food exporter. In a country where agriculture and agroindustry account for 8.4% of GDP, irrigated lands have increased exponentially over the past decade and water consumption is expected to continue to rise. Currently, less than 20% of irrigated lands have access to irrigation.
Working Together for a Water-Secure Brazil - World Bank
The World Bank joins professionals, companies from Brazil, academics, and international organizations to discuss and address the water sector's challenges, public policies, solutions and technologies that exist in Brazil and around the world. *Watch the Replay of Brazil Water Week Sessions. For years, the World Bank has been working with Brazil to tackle its water challenges through investments, technical assistance, knowledge and innovative solutions.
WB: META 2 to Modernize the Energy and Mining Sectors in Brazil
In energy, working together will make it possible to increase the efficiency and resilience of markets in Brazil,” said Bento Costa Lima Leite, Brazil Minister of Mining and Energy. In Brazil, the electricity, oil and gas and mining and mineral processing sectors represent approximately 3, 13 and 4 percent, respectively, of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Helping Brazil realize its infrastructure promise - World Bank Blogs
Since the 1980s, investment in Brazil’s infrastructure has declined from 5% to a little above 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), scarcely enough to cover depreciation and far below that of most middle-income countries ( see figure below ). The result is a substantial infrastructure gap.
Women at Work, Good for them and the Brazilian Economy - World Bank
" The analysis showed that fostering gender equality may have a substantial impact on long-run growth in Brazil. " Still a minority Women already make for nearly 44% of Brazil's labor force. In addition, 59.3% of Brazil's firms have a woman among the principal owners. They have outperformed men in all levels of education, too.
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.
To close the infrastructure gap, Brazil needs to spend better – not ...
Brazil’s spending on infrastructure barely covers depreciation and rigid budget rules (which the government aims to reform) mean that the bulk of spending cuts so far has fallen on discretionary capital spending. But even in the current tight fiscal environment, government entities sit on funds allocated for investment that cannot be disbursed.
Insights from Brazil for skills development in rapidly transforming ...
African delegates noted three main takeaways from the Brazilian TVET system: Private sector management of the training levy. Unlike in many African countries, in Brazil, the training levy (a tax levied on private firms by government for the purpose of training) is managed by a private sector non-profit organization, SENAI. In most developing countries, the levy and the training provided from it are managed by the public sector.