Siga Brasil” (www.senado.gov.br/siga) is an information system developed by the Brazilian Federal Senate, gathering several databases on the federal government’s planning and budget. That is an innovative experience to monitor the public accounts.
Brazil’s transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy has been supported by the institutionalisation of efforts to integrate citizen participation into policy-making. This paper traces the roots of citizen participation in the development of diverse community movements from the 1950s onwards, and the democratic movement that emerged from these. As a result, the 1988 federal constitution established a range of institutions to support the integration of civil society organisations into formal policy making.
The Devastation of Indigenous Lands and Conservation Units in the Amazonian State of Rondônia, Brazil
The end of rain Forest? The Devastation of Indigenous Lands and Conservation Units in the Amazonian State of Rondônia, Brazil, is the title of this dossier made by brazilian civil society mouvements. This document has been delivered for the brazilian authorities and Presidente Lula. Despite recent government measures to increase protection of forests, including punishment of environmental crimes, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has proceeded at an accelerated pace, especially since mid-2007. Read the document attached.
This document is the introduction of the publication coordinated by INESC in Portuguese language. This introduction is contained within the framework of INESC´s objectives to democratize the debate and access to the information on the policies of integration and development in the South American region, in particular on the initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA), and in Brazilian case, on Growth Acceleration Program.
The Amazon Fund (FA) was created on August 1, 2008 by Decree No. 6527. Guidelines and criteria for fund application were defined at the first two meetings of the Fund’s Guidance Committee (COFA) held last October and November, respectively. A third meeting was held on May 29 to present the technical cooperation agreement jointly signed by the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), and also to discuss the participation of private companies as beneficiaries of the Fund.
The Institute for Social and Economic Studies (INESC), a civil society organization based in Brasilia, Brazil, organized a project to introduce human rights and public budgets into schools’ curricula. The six participating schools are located in different communities in the outskirts of the Federal District, including one in a rural area. The schools were selected based on their levels of social exclusion, teenage violence, drug abuse, and drug dealing within the school facilities. These problems largely explain the schools’ low academic performance.
This article discusses the changing relationship between the Bank and Brazil within the context of a new $1.3 billion Development Policy Loan. It includes a review of the background and concerns associated with development policy lending since 2004, and then offers a detailed analysis of the Brazilian Sustainable Environmental Management (SEM) DPL.