Brazil is emerging from its long recession and is headed for solid growth in 2018 and 2019 as recent structural reforms start to bear fruit. Sustaining this recovery, unleashing Brazil’s full economic potential and spreading the benefits fairly will require additional efforts to rein in public spending, increase trade and investment, and further focus social spending on those most in need, according to a new OECD report.
I am delighted to be back in Brasília to present the OECD’s 2018 Economic Survey of Brazil. Let me begin by thanking the Ministry of Finance and Minister Meirelles for their support in the preparation of this Survey, and the Central Bank Governor Goldfajn for hosting us today.
Over the past two decades, strong growth combined with remarkable social progress have made Brazil one of the world’s leading economies, despite the long recession that began in 2014 and from which the economy is now slowly emerging.
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Active with Brazil Brochure (Portuguese) 2018
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The 2018 edition of the Active with Brazil brochure presents the different areas of cooperation between the OECD and Brazil.
This report examines the current system of water abstraction and pollution charges in operation in Brazil. It assesses the current system’s implementation challenges and provides possible solutions. The report explores how water charges can be both an effective means for dealing with water security issues, and a tool for enhancing economic growth and social welfare. Specific analysis is put forward for three case studies in the State of Rio de Janiero, the Paraiba do Sul River Basin and the Piancó-Piranhas-Açu River Basin. The report highlights that water charges need to operate in conjunction with an effective water regulatory regime and concludes with an Action Plan based on practical steps and recommendations for its implementation in the short, medium and long-term.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
Brazil is a South-South co-operation provider. The most recent available figures on Brazil’s development co-operation programme are for 2013 (Ipea and ABC, 2016) and were published in 2016. The 2013 figure – a total of USD 397 million – includes activities that are not, or not entirely, included as development co-operation in Development Assistance Committee (DAC) statistics.
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Between 2007 and 2014 Brazil sustained high employment rates, well above the OECD average. The country has historically high participation rates for men and women, as well a relatively low unemployment rate.