Long-term finance and BNDES tapering in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto & Matheus Cavallari One major policy issue in Brazil is how to boost productivity, while following a path of fiscal consolidation that will take at least a decade to bring the public-debt-to-GDP ratio back to 2000 levels (Canuto, 2016a). The productivity-boosting agenda includes not only the implementation of a full range of structural …

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Long-term finance and BNDES tapering in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto & Matheus Cavallari One major policy issue in Brazil is how to boost productivity, while following a path of fiscal consolidation that will take at least a decade to bring the public-debt-to-GDP ratio back to 2000 levels (Canuto, 2016a). The productivity-boosting agenda includes not only the implementation of a full range of structural …

$2.5m innovation fund supports use of data in poor countries

A new $2.5m innovation fund led by the World Bank will support ideas to improve the production, management and use of data in poor countries. The new initiative seeks to improve availability and use of data under two themes: “Leave No One Behind” and the environment. These topics cover people with disabilities, those living outside …

$2.5m Innovation Fund Targets Excluded Groups to ‘Leave No One Behind’

Innovation fund, by Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and World Bank, asks for proposals to improve data in poor countries on the disabled, excluded populations such as the homeless and refugees, and on challenges related to climate change and urban resilience. The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) in partnership with the World …