21/10/2011 - Economic Survey of Brazil (26 October) & Public Integrity Review of Brazil (27 October)
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present two new major publications on Brazil during news conferences 26-27 October in Brasilia.
On Wednesday 26 October, at 12h00, Mr Gurría will present the findings of the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Brazil at the Finance Ministry (Ministério da Fazenda, Esplanada dos Ministérios, bloco P, Brasília-DF). The survey looks at the key challenges facing Brazil as it rebounds from the global economic crisis and proposes reforms to boost long-term growth, spur investment and reduce poverty.
For further information about this event, journalists should contact Carmen Cunha or Leonardo Fernandes in the Brazilian Finance Ministry press office: (tel. + 55 61 3412-2545 or +55 61 3412-2547, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
On Thursday 27 October, at 14h30, Mr Gurría and Jorge Hage, Brazil’s Comptroller General of the Union, will present the findings of the first-ever Public Integrity Review of Brazil: Managing Risks for a Cleaner Public Service. The report assesses progress to date on improving governance of the public sector and proposes ways the federal government could step up integrity and corruption prevention efforts.
The launch takes place at the Hotel Mercure Líder, SHN Quadra 5 Bloco I – Sala Dionísio, Brasilia-DF.
Further information on OECD work on public sector integrity is available at: www.oecd.org/gov/ethics/integrityframework
For further information, journalists should contact:
Comptroller General of the Union:
Pedro Formigli: tel. +55 61 2020-6822; firstname.lastname@example.org
OECD Media Division:
Lawrence Speer: tel. +33 1 45 24 97 00; email@example.com.
Please note that the Economic Survey of Brazil will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 16h Paris time (15h GMT) for immediate release.
An Overview with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English, French and Portuguese) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/brazil. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about the OECD's work on Brazil : www.oecd.org/brazil.