Video: What’s Next for Brazil?
Brazil may have lost some of its economic momentum in recent years, but there are certain strategies that could help the country get back on track. That is the conclusion of the new study “Five Steps to Kickstart Brazil”, co-authored by Bertelsmann Foundation Project Manager Samuel George and World Bank Brazil specialist Cornelius Fleischhaker.
The study was released in Washington, DC on 18 February at a panel event co-hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event began with a presentation of the report from the coauthors. “This is a productive debate,” stated Project Manager George, “because we can generally agree on where the problems are. This allows us to focus on how to fix them.”
The presentation was followed by an expert panel featuring Otaviano Canuto, Senior Advisor on BRICS at the World Bank and former Secretary of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, along with Kellie Meiman, Managing Partner of McLarty Associates, and Riordan Roett, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
The event, which was moderated by Raul Juste Lores, the Washington DC Bureau Chief for Folha de Sao Paulo, drew an audience of over 130 people on a very cold Washington evening. The study, published under the auspices of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Global Economic Dynamics Project, can be found online here.