Reuters/Ricardo Moraes - A girl walks along "Graffitti Way" at Prazeres slum in Rio de Janeiro March 24, 2014.


Has Brazil Taken the Right Approach to Education Reforms?

July 23, 2014, Emily Gustafsson-Wright and Barbara Bruns

Emily Gustafsson-Wright discusses Brazil's new National Education Plan, which sets forth 20 goals that the country aims to achieve over the next decade.

  • In the News

    The BRICS is more than just about economic relations — it's also a way to diversify and hedge against western influence.

    July 13, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, BBC
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    We should expect to see the announcement of a major new multilateral development bank in which the five-member states [BRICS] will each contribute a certain amount of capital — up to $100 billion total over a number of years.

    July 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, Voice of America
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    At the time [of the World Cup bid in 2006], Brazil's economy was growing well. Its government wanted to showcase its achievements and to show how fast it was coming up in the world.

    June 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, Christian Broadcasting Network
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    The ongoing macroeconomic adjustment that will prevent Brazil from growing above 2% in 2014 make the prospects look far from promising. This is the rationale for S&P’s downgrade of the country’s credit rating. Nevertheless, S&P also maintained Brazil’s investment-grade status, precisely because the international financial position of the country is very strong.

    March 26, 2014, Ernesto Talvi, Estrategia
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    Brazil's international development assistance budget is modest relative to other countries. Brazil prefers to focus its assistance on countries in South America and Portuguese-speaking Africa. However, by not being a major humanitarian donor, Brazil limits its ability to influence the decisions made by the donor community in cases outside of South America and Africa.

    February 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, BBC
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    In practice, exchange rate interventions are already made with some degree of spontaneous coordination. In recent weeks, for example, the central banks of many developing countries have announced plans to reduce the volatility of their currencies.

    September 5, 2013, Ernesto Talvi, BBC
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    [Roberto Azevêdo] knows how the system works, how to get a deal done. But he has been saddled by the positions that he has had to take as Brazil’s ambassador. During the Doha round Brazil has not always been the most constructive contributor.

    April 26, 2013, Joshua Meltzer, Financial Times
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    [There is] a very serious effort to really pull [the BRICS nations] together despite the differences and differing interests. Yes, it will be difficult to put the [new development] bank in place. It will take a lot of time to accumulate the capital.

    March 27, 2013, Colin I. Bradford, Bloomberg
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    There is no such thing as U.S. economy or Brazilian economy, but an interconnection of metropolitan areas. Three factors are necessary for them to be successful: infrastructure, education, innovation.

    November 30, 2012, Bruce Katz, Valor Econômico (Portuguese)

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