With the open name Brazil was launched on Monday (4) by the Ministry of Economy and the World Bank, a platform for citizens and public managers to monitor the programs of the multilateral organization in Brazil.
The tool has information on all studies and operations of the World Bank in Brazil, contextualizing activities and taking into account the particular challenges of the country. It is possible to access information on the current strategy for Brazil, called a partnership strategy with the country, comprising the fiscal years 2018-2023. With the platform, the World Bank seeks to give transparency to its actions in Brazil and also allow the interaction of society.
The Secretary of International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Economy, Erivaldo Gomes, participated in the launch and stated that, through it, the World Bank becomes closer to Brazil.
"I believe that two factors facilitated and boosted the launch of this platform. First, the fact that the public sector in Brazil have solid institutions with a growing promotion of transparency mechanisms and data open to citizens. The Brazilian government also has instruments and tools similar to what the World Bank is launching, "said Erivaldo Gomes.
"And second, the World Bank Group meets a request from the current government to be closer to the country by establishing an interactive tool to facilitate the execution of its activities in the country," added the Secretary.
According to him, the platform will be an important source of consultation for managers, researchers and students interested in the production of knowledge and sector studies elaborated by the World Bank.
Secretary Erivaldo Gomes cited data on the investments of the multilateral body in Brazil that he has developed more than 500 projects in Brazil in the last 50 years. "By 2020, the Bank approved for Brazil more than 4 billion dollars in new financing.
Of this total, about 1.3 billion were intended for the public segment and $ 9 billion to support the private sector, "he said.
Digital Government Advances in Brazil
Brazil was recognized by the World Bank as the 7th country with the highest maturity in digital government in the world. The result was measured at the Govtech Maturity Index 2020, a rank that evaluates the current state of the digital transformation of the public service in 198 economies around the world.
The country surpassed the average of the so-called 'leaders in Govtech' on all evaluated items. Before Brazil are only South Korea, Estonia, France, Denmark, Austria and the United Kingdom.
The good position of Brazil is largely the result of the work developed with the Gov.br platform, which today already has more than 115 million users, corresponding to half of the Brazilian population. Gov.br allows single access to thousands of digital services and facilitates the obtaining of information and the citizen's relationship with the government.