From Inside Brazil: Development in a Land of Contrasts
Vinod ThomasISBN: 0821364553;
Brazil faces important issues as to whether and how socio-economic and political reforms will be pursued with urgency and staying power. This book presents a strong agenda and action plan to achieve for Brazil both economic growth as well as improved welfare for its citizens. The book begins by examing the welfare of the Brazilians, including the differences in welfare that exist between people in rural areas and people in cities. It then goes on to examine issues related to productivity, looking at whether investments in physical, natural, and human capital effect performance; sustainability of Brazil's growth and development; its use and conservation of natural resources; the structure and effectiveness of its institutions; and finally, comparing and contrasting the priorities of these agendas, and coming up with both quantitative and qualitative targets that can guide those setting down policy.