Protecting the “new poor” during Brazil’s economic crisis
Brazil is in the midst of a deep recession, beginning in late 2015, with the economy contracting 3.5 percent in 2016, unemployment surging from 4.3 in December 2014 to 11.9 percent in November 2016, and real wages declining. ... previously working in the service sector, and primarily white. Given the depth and duration of the current economic ...
Unleashing wastewater’s potential in Brazil - World Bank Blogs
A performance-based contract is being designed to engage the private sector in providing the most cost-effective solution for removing nutrients. This activity would also assist in accomplishing the maximum target of pollution load reaching the Guarapiranga Reservoir, as defined in the water quality law for the reservoir.
Are roads and highways the Achilles Heel of Brazil? - World Bank Blogs
Considering that an estimated 25% of Brazil’s economic output transits through Anchieta-Imigrantes highways, and that the national economy is highly dependent on efficient road connections between São Paulo and Santos, the highway closure also caused considerable economic loss to the country. These events demonstrated once again the seminal ...
Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities at core of Sustainable ...
"Indigenous peoples and traditional communities in the Brazilian Cerrado require support—in the short and medium term—to promote the sustainable management of natural resources and their livelihoods, protect their territories, ensure their food security, and expand their knowledge about climate change,” says World Bank Country Director ...
Which sectors have attracted most private investments in infrastructure ...
The energy sector dominated the 2017 PPI investments attracting 56 percent of the total investment and accounted for 203 out of 304 projects. A key reason for this attraction is shorter gestation periods of energy projects coupled with lower construction risk. ... Brazil, Mexico, India, China and Turkey. Transport investments accounted for 39 ...
New World Bank country classifications by income level: 2020-2021
4,060. Sudan. Low income. Lower-middle income. 590. 1,560. National accounts revisions have played a significant role in the upward revision for Benin, Nauru and Tanzania. For Sudan, the GNI series for 2009-2018 has been revised as a result of revisions to the exchange rates.
Fragile and conflict-affected states: the role of the public sector as ...
The public sector plays a crucial role as an employer. A dynamic labor force producing good jobs is a necessary component to the World Bank’s poverty agenda. Within the labor market, the public sector often accounts for nearly thirty percent of all paid jobs with the relationship being stronger in FCV countries (Figure 1).
The Commodity Markets Outlook in eight charts - World Bank Blogs
The collapse in oil consumption in March and April triggered a sharp fall in oil prices. In response, many oil producers cut production, most notably the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies who collectively agreed to production cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day—almost 10% of global output. The combination of production cuts and a pickup in consumption helped ...
Home-based work in the public sector: 8 immediate recommendations
8. Make way for intermediary solutions. Many public administrations around the world may lack the infrastructure or connectivity to immediately and exhaustively implement these solutions. Where a full adoption of HBW and these recommendations is not feasible, governments should seek out intermediary solutions.
Education in crisis and without connection to the Internet
Génesis, an 11-year-old girl from Panama, studies at home with the help of a cell phone. Education in Latin America and the Caribbean is not only facing a crisis of quality and lag in the wake of the pandemic, but also a lack of adequate connectivity. For Génesis, going to the fifth grade is much more than going to school.