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IDS Brazil Initiative

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.

Recent work
Brazil election result – implications for global development?
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
Linking Participation and Economic Advancement
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…
Building collaboration for action ethnography on care, disability and health policy and administration of public service for women and caretakers of Zika virus affected children in Pernambuco, Brazil
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…