Pandemic’s impacts on public management is theme of FGV IBRE and Valor Econômico webinar
On November 4, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics, in partnership with newspaper Valor Econômico, will hold a webinar called “The Pandemic’s Impacts on Public Management.” The virtual meeting will take place from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, on FGV’s YouTube and LinkedIn channels and on Valor Econômico’s YouTube page. The speakers will be Flávio Ataliba, the executive secretary for planning and budgeting at the Ceará state government and an associate researcher at FGV IBRE; Marco Aurélio Santos Cardoso, the Rio Grande do Sul state finance secretary; and FGV IBRE associate researcher Manoel Pires. The moderator will be Valor Econômico reporter Marta Watanabe. Anyone interested in the subject may sign up to watch the free event.
The webinar will focus on new challenges for the public sector in light of needs that have arisen or become stronger because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has been undergoing profound changes, such as in labor relations and in the way business is done. As a result, the Brazilian state must include structural reforms in its agenda while creating or expanding a social protection network for the most vulnerable people.
Especially after the pandemic, increased inequality may also cause pressure for more public services such as health and education, leading to significant growth in public spending, mainly by state and municipal governments. The experts will address all these factors and point out solutions for Brazil’s specific circumstances as of 2021. The country was still trying to emerge from the worst economic crisis in its history when the pandemic struck. It has a high government debt, which reduces the state’s capacity to invest, but it is necessary to maintain some fiscal incentives to aid the recovery.
Those interested in watching the debate may sign up for free here.