FGV forms partnership with federal government to design and implement social indicators
On Monday, November 27, Fundação Getulio Vargas and Brazil’s Social Development, Welfare, Family and Anti-Hunger Ministry formally entered into an agreement through which FGV will produce a methodology for creating and implementing social indicators and conduct studies and assessments of the ministry’s programs. The agreement was signed by the president of FGV, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, and Minister Wellington Dias.
Through this agreement, FGV has taken on the following commitments:
- Develop a methodology for designing and implementing a one-dimensional indicator of poverty and inequality (a monetary summary indicator);
- Develop a methodology for creating and implementing a multi-dimensional poverty indicator;
- Carry out studies and analyses of Social Development, Welfare, Family and Anti-Hunger Ministry programs;
- Support the structuring and integration of the ministry’s databases.
This work will make it possible to monitor the recent evolution of Brazil’s most vulnerable people, as well as supporting the ministry in adjusting existing public policies.
“Brazil has a huge poverty problem and an even bigger inequality problem. The development of these indicators by Fundação Getulio Vargas will be a watershed, helping shed light on these problems,” said Dias.
Professor Leal emphasized FGV’s opportunity to help develop public policies that effectively contribute to Brazil’s development in yet another project. “I hope that our contribution will be successful in meeting the government’s aims and Brazil’s needs,” he said.
In addition to Minister Wellington Dias, the Social Development, Welfare, Family and Anti-Hunger Ministry was represented at the meeting formalizing the agreement by its secretary for socioeconomic inclusion, Luiz Carlos Everton, as well as several advisors. FGV was represented by its president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal; the executive director of FGV Projetos, Luiz Carlos Duque; the executive manager of FGV Projetos, Luiz Gustavo Barbosa; and the director of FGV Social, Marcelo Neri.