Country Strategic Opportunities Programme: position papers for Brazil

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Under the scope of this project the IPC-IG prepared a series of background studies on rural poverty in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil to inform the discussions regarding the elaboration of IFAD’s Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) for Brazil.


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Brazil


Latin America and the Caribbean


Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Sustainable development

Other Thematic Areas

Inclusive Growth

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty , SDG 13 - Climate Action , SDG 15 - Life On Land

Project Results

Studies and Publications

The four reports aimed to:

1) map poverty in both regions, drawing on spatial information to identify the demand for social policies;

2) analyse the quality of existing social policies;

3) evaluate fiscal policies in both regions to predict the sustainability of new projects; and

4) identify climate-related challenges facing these and also participated in the third edition of the ‘Back to School’ seminar in April. Both events were held in the city of Maceió.

The preliminary final report was presented to Semed in August 2016 for any outstanding comments, during an event aimed at tackling illiteracy in Maceió. The IPC-IG incorporated these comments into the final report, which was published and disseminated in December 2016. two regions that might be addressed by potential forthcoming policies.

The reports were summarised in the Centre’s various publication formats—Policy Research Briefs, Working Papers and One Pagers—and all disseminated in both English and Portuguese by the IPC-IG. The publications produced under the scope of this project were as follows:

• The Policy Research Brief ‘Poverty profile: the rural North and Northeast regions of Brazil’;

• The Policy Research Brief ‘Fiscal conditions of Brazil’s public sector: an analysis of the states in the North and Northeast Regions and funding for rural development’;

• The Policy Research Brief ‘Climate change and its impacts on family farming in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil’;

• The Policy Research Brief ‘Public policies for rural areas and the fight against rural poverty in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil: a look at the fish, the fishing rod and the river’.

See the publications below.