On Wednesday, August 31, the President sent the Bill of Law for the Multi-Year Plan (PPA) 2012-2015, denominated the Greater Brazil Plan, to the National Congress. The Plan lays out eleven challenges in development, infrastructure, public security, science, technology and innovation, education, culture and sports, public management, and the eradication of extreme poverty. In all, R$ 5.4 trillion will be invested in 65 themed programs, 38% more than the amount invested in the period before, from 2008 to 2011.
The majority of the resources, R$ 2.6 trillion (56.8%), will be invested in the social area, distributed as follows: improving the National Health System (28%), Work, Jobs, and Income (22%), Education (17%), Strengthening of the Social Assistance System (13%), Family Agriculture (8%), Family Grant (7%) and others programs (5%).
National infrastructure, which is essential to the country’s economic growth, will get R$ 1.2 trillion (26.3%) prioritizing areas such as Housing and Energy, with 32.6% and 25.1% of the investments, respectively.
Among other investments, the PPA 2012-2015 provides resources for special areas such as defense, sustainable regional, territorial, development, social economic development and foreign policy.
The plan proposed offers something new by making citizens the main focus of public management, with each area of government being responsible for identifying and monitoring the benefits provided to the population by each action. To support monitoring and transparency, the number of programs was reduced from 217 to 65, without any loss to services.
The government has been working hard to reaffirm Brazil’s image as a country that is committed to democracy, sustainable economic development, social equity, innovation, respect for human rights, and multiculturalism. The PPA implemented based on these premises guarantees the benefits for the Brazilian population will be maximized.
02 September, 2011