Fiscal and Budget Policy
Following up on, monitoring, and decoding the federal budget process and its financial execution and keep pressing to ensure greater transparency and public dissemination of information on public plans and spending are permanent goals of Inesc in the area of these topics. Beyond the fact that it is a political intervention topic, the fiscal and budget issue is also an area for the institution to intervene in, qualify itself, and build knowledge.
Human (civil and political), Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights - HESCERs are the main benchmarks of the work carried out by Inesc in this area. The permanent search for public policies which contemplate HESCERs in their making and public funds for ensuring them is a structuring element of our political actions. Fighting discrimination and prejudice on an ongoing basis is a permanent goal.
We follow up on and monitor protocols, treaties, loans and agreements signed by the Brazilian Government. We are members of the international Social Watch movement, which places priority on following up on and monitoring the cycle of social conferences of the United Nations. Trade issues and their impacts on domestic policies are also included in our priorities.
Children and Adolescents
Ensuring the rights provided for in the Statute on Children and Adolescents - ECA, strengthening them and working against any attempts to restrict them or defeat any progress made in promoting them is the focus of our actions in relation to these topics. Following up on and monitoring budget-related bills and programs designed to ensure these rights, besides training other groups and organizations dealing with these topics, is an important component of Inesc's institutional actions.
In this area, the general objectives of the organization are the following ones: provoking, generating, fostering, favoring, advancing, advising, and strengthening articulation processes of indigenous peoples and organizations in Brazil and globally, as well as ensuring the political participation and representation of these collective actors in spaces where public and development policies are made, followed up on, and evaluated.
Food and Nutrition Sovereignty
The Human Right to Adequate Food - HRAF is the principle guiding Inesc's action in this area. In order to ensure more effective advocacy actions, the institution selects areas in the context of family agriculture to attach monitoring priority to. Its international interface translates into impacts generated in International Financial Institutions and the World Trade Organization - WTO.
The general objectives in this area are the following ones: provoking, generating, fostering, favoring, advancing, advising, and strengthening processes for developing links between Brazilian and transborder socio-environmental movements; as well as ensuring the political participation and representation of these collective actors in spaces where public and development policies are made, followed up on, and evaluated.
Topics related to land reform, its links and legal framework and agricultural production as a policy issue for promoting social inclusion and wealth and food distribution are permanent approaches in this area.