Launching of OECD Economic Survey 2013: Brazil

23 Oct

On October 23, FGV Projetos and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched the OECD Economic Survey 2013: Brazil – Spurring Productivity and Improving Income Distribution. The event was focused on analyzing the economic progress and challenges from the perspective of the OECD, including policy recommendations for Brazil. The topics addressed in the debate included macroeconomic policy, increased productivity and competitiveness of Brazilian companies, distribution of income and social policies.

In addition to the study, the event also marked the launching of the Better Life Index Brasil. This is a new initiative to measure welfare based on a methodology that evaluates 11 items: housing, income, safety, employment, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, personal satisfaction, security and work/life balance, using two transversal dimensions: sustainability x inequality.

Present as speakers were the São Paulo Secretary of Finance, Andrea Calabi; the Director of FGV Projetos, Cesar Cunha Campos; the Director of the São Paulo School of Economics (EESP/FGV), Yoshiaki Nakano; the OECD Director of Public Relations and Communications, Anthony Gooch; and the Assistant Head of the Office of the OECD General Secretary, Luiz de Mello.