The Cost of Brazil’s Closed Economy - World Bank
Brazil’s is an unusually closed economy as measured by trade penetration, with exports plus imports equal to just 27.6 per cent of GDP in 2013. Brazil’s large size is often used to explain its relative lack of openness. But this argument does not stand up to scrutiny: among the six countries with larger economies than Brazil’s, the ...
Brazil - Parana Multi-Sector Development - World Bank
Project Description: The objective of the project is to make access to economic and human development opportunities more equitable and environmentally sustainable in Brazil through the modernization of Brazil’s public sector and revenue management systems.
Scaling private sector participation to build better roads in Brazil
The state of São Paulo—responsible for a third of Brazil’s GDP—has always been in the forefront in creating innovative road PPPs. Since 1998, its 7,200 kilometers of privately managed roads have helped reduce accidents by 12%, traffic-related deaths by 18%, and injuries by 21%. They say necessity is the mother of invention, so when a ...
Brazil Is Not Far Away, Is It? - World Bank
Lastly, most of all, a non-performing public sector is a costly drag on fiscal resources. The recent statements by the new Minister of Finance that public sector management needs to be revamped and that Serbia needs to do ‘more with less’ is more than a simple slogan. It is also more than a reaction to fiscal distress.
Displacement in Brazil: helping policy makers to improve economic and ...
Reality is even harder for women. “On average, female Venezuelans are 75% less likely compared to Brazilian females to be employed in a formal sector job, and male Venezuelans are 65% less likely as Brazilian males to be employed in a formal sector job.” compares Mrittika Shamsuddin.
Brazil may be the Owner of 20% of the World’s Water Supply but it is ...
Water is also essential for agriculture, another important sector of the country’s economy. According to the National Water Agency (ANA), irrigation consumes 72% of Brazil’s water supply. This dependency means that when there is a water shortage – as evidenced by the experience in San Paulo in 2014 and 2015 – the productivity of ...
Brazil and Africa: Bridging the Atlantic - World Bank Blogs
Brazil now has knowledge partnerships with 25 Sub-Saharan African countries. According to the report, trade between Brazil and Africa increased from US$2 billion to US$10 billion between 2000 and 2010. Brazilian investments in Africa are also increasing, with private sector companies active in infrastructure, mining, energy and agriculture.
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.
Insights from Brazil for skills development in rapidly transforming ...
Annual GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has grown from an average of 2 percent in the 1990s to a steady average of 5.5 percent in the past decade. 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 ...
In Ceará, Brazil, farmers struggle with the effects of drought
In Ceará, Brazil, farmers struggle with the effects of drought. December 3, 2012. Since 2011, the Northeastern state of Ceará, Brazil, confronts one of the most severe droughts in decades. Water tanks and irrigated farming projects provide relief for local communities.