With the world’s eighth largest economy, sixth largest population and fifth largest land area, what happens in Brazil matters for development worldwide.
In recent years it has shown its ability to be both a beacon of inspiration and innovation for international development and an exemplar of some of the most severe global threats to sustainability and inclusion.
The Brazil IDS Initiative is a network of partnerships which focus on knowledge sharing, mutual learning and collaboration to develop new approaches to tackling issues such as climate change, poverty and injustice.
Brazil is recognised as a world leader in the production of agri-food commodities in large, highly mechanised farms, but also as a centre of resistance movements advocating for land rights and food sovereignty. Brazil’s portrayal as a success story of…
06 February 2023
New research published by the Institute of Development Studies this week shows how the Brazilian Cerrado, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, is being exploited by agribusiness using increasingly violent strategies, including arson attacks against traditional communities. The…
10 February 2023
New research published by the Institute of Development Studies this week shows how the Brazilian Cerrado, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, is being exploited by agribusiness using increasingly violent strategies, including arson attacks against traditional communities.…
08 February 2023
Recent news about genocidal crimes against the Yanomami in the Brazilian Amazon provides a sobering reminder of the precarious condition facing frontier territories that are the locus of predatory incursions with impacts on people and nature. While all eyes are…
08 February 2023
Despite deep division in the country and close allies of the defeated president Jair Bolsonaro being elected to Congress, Lula’s return to power will see a shake-up of Brazil’s approach to development, leading experts said at a recent IDS event.…
05 December 2022
120 million citizens of Brazil have voted, and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has been elected as Brazil’s next President. However, in the tight run-off race held on Sunday, he only beat the incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro by the tightest…
02 November 2022
Our five IDS International Initiatives in Brazil, China, Europe, Ghana and Pakistan produced a vast scope of work this year. From new thinking on Brazil’s overlooked Cerrado region to a flagship human development report in Pakistan, research goals have made…
04 July 2022
IDS and the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Brasília are partners in convening a dialogue on sustainable agri-food development trajectories in Brazil, with a focus on the role of science, technology and knowledge. Brazil has become a…
What constitutes meaningful participation in the economic sphere and how it might be enabled? In this project IDS draws upon and expands its rich experience at the forefront of thinking about participation in development, and our emerging work at the…
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Jodie Thorpe of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) partnered together to deploy the 'ANDE/IDS Gender Inclusion and Investing for Brazilian SGBs in the Creative Economy' project. This project was funded by…
The aim of this project is to promote well-informed dialogue and collaboration between affected groups and service-providers about the biological, social and emotional effects of Zika. The research will pursue an understanding of therapeutic itineraries of affected populations and their…