Studies on Official Development Assistance (ODA) resource flows earmarked for Brazil and on its concessional credit

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There is a need and an opportunity to improve the instruments available to the Brazilian government for public policy analysis—mainly its analytical aspects—in the fields of cooperation for international development and the aid received by the country regarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This project aimed at conducting a study to identify, classify, and qualify the flows of ODA resources earmarked for Brazil, focusing on sustainable development projects.


French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement—AFD)


Latin America and the Caribbean


Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Sustainable development

Other Thematic Areas

Inclusive Growth

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Project Results

7 outputs:

1. Identify, classify and disseminate the flows of ODA resources destined for Brazil, focusing on sustainable development projects based on adjustments of national and international methodologies;

2. Follow the methodological development of Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD), focusing on its eventual application in Brazil;

3. Analyse the Brazilian government’s concessional credit programme for economic infrastructure development projects in foreign countries between 1998 and 2017;

4. Systematise data on Brazilian National Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social—BNDES) loans to foreign countries;

5. Develop a methodology to calculate concessional credit granted by the Brazilian government (BNDES);

6. Calculate the amount of concessional credit of the Brazilian government (BNDES);

7. Compare concessional credit methodologies adopted by other national, regional, and international banks.

*A seminar was organised in December 2018 to present preliminary results of the studies.