Brazil Finds Out It Has Too Many Plans and Too Little Coordination

Several Brazilian groups have got together and began drawing up a proposal for a unified national policy for local development, which will be presented to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the end of this year.

Among these groups are the Small Business Administration – Sebrae (Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio í s Micro e Pequenas Empresas), The UN Development Program (PNUD) and the Citizenship Institute (Instituto Cidadania) and a number of NGOs

The kickoff was at a seminar in Florianópolis earlier this month, which will be followed by a series of similar events during the rest of the year. The seminars, to be held in all five regions of Brazil (North, Northeast, Central-West, Southeast and South), will provide an opportunity for public consultation on the proposal and an exchange of ideas and experiences. The focus will be on those involved in local development.

Paulo Vannuchi, a political scientist and president of the Citizenship Institute, points out that there are numerous policies for assisting local development around the country. The problem is that the policies are isolated and disconnected.

“We know of the existence of 12,000 of these initiatives. What we have to do is get them organized and coordinated. That way we can double, even triple, their potential in promoting social inclusion, poverty combat and generation of jobs and income,” said Vannuchi.

The Citizenship Institute is a São Paulo NGO. Under the direction of president Lula it drew up plans for the government during the period 2000 to 2002. Among them, the Zero Hunger program and other efforts in food security.

The institute also hatched a number of ideas which became part of the Lula administration, such as the creation of the Ministry of Cities, and the national secretariats of Public Security, and Youth.

ABr –



You May Also Like

Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim with Indian Trade Minister Kamal Nath

Brazil and India Would Rather Have No Deal than Bad Deal with US and EU

Ministerial representatives from the G4 group of influential trading players, European Union, United States, ...

MST invades a farm in Pernambuco, Brazil

Brazilian Police Arrest Gunmen Hired to Kill Landless Leader

The Municipal Police of Aliança of Pernambuco state's Northern Zona da Mata, in Brazil, ...

Banned in Brazil Paris Hilton’s Beer Commercial Becomes YouTube Hit

After paying a fee of about US$ 800,000 to socialite Paris Hilton for her ...

Occupations and Looting Mark 10th Anniversary of Brazil’s Landless Massacre

Brazil’s Landless Movement, MST, marked this week the tenth anniversary of the deaths of ...

Brazil’s Creation of New Jobs Tumbles Almost 50%

The creation of registered, on-the-books jobs in Brazil took a nose dive in May. ...

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine Plays, movies & best-seller books PLAYS Rio O Carteiro e o ...

Fashion Week in Brazil Brings 21 Foreign Buyers Generating Over US$ 250,000

The São Paulo Fashion Week, one of the main events of its kind in ...

Brazil’s Mummy Studied in Turin Congress

Interested in ancient Egypt, the first Brazilian emperor, Dom Pedro I, acquired, in the ...

Brazilian Foreign Reserves at Record US$ 233 Billion

Foreign reserves for Brazil reached US$ 232.9 billion at the end of October, up ...

Haiti’s President Elect Thanks Brazil and Plans do Visit Country

Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, called Haiti’s elected President, René Préval, this ...