Desenvolvimento Socioeconomico BrazilFoundation

Socioeconomic Development

Brazil fell to 79th place in the United Nation’s (UN) 2013 global Human Development Index (HDI) report, falling behind most countries in Latin America. Data show that social inequality is a major challenge in Brazil, despite advances in public policy in the last decade to reduce poverty and fight hunger.

The cash-transfer programs implemented by the government should only be temporary and emancipatory in effect, but this is far from reality. BrazilFoundation believes it necessary to foster creative and innovative environments in order to break dependencies on these programs, diversify local economies, and ensure that economic development leads to social development in a democratic and equal manner.

We invest in solutions that generate jobs, expand market access, promote sustainable resources, strengthen community ties and increase the earning potential for families living in low-income areas.

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