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.
In Brasilia, he will present the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Brazil, alongside Mr. Ilan Goldfajn, Central Bank Governor, Mr. Henrique Meirelles, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Dyogo Oliveira, Minister of Planning of Brazil.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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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.