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International conference debates the end of bureaucracy in the federal government

Reduction of bureaucracy

Special Secretary Paulo Uebel highlighted that excessive barriers create a conducive environment for corruption

The inauguration of the International Conference - Bureaucracy + Development, in Brasília this Tuesday (2/7), brought together officials from the Ministry of Economy, the Federal Audit Office (TCU) and members of organized civil society to discuss and concrete solutions aimed at reducing bureaucracy with a view to the country's economic development.

Paulo Uebel, the special secretary for Debureaucratization, Management and Digital Government of the Ministry of Economy, participated in the discussions on the business environment in Brazil and pointed out that lack of competitiveness is a problem for all society and not only for Brazilian entrepreneurs.

 "A bad business environment increases the transaction cost, which in turn increases the cost of products and services. The bureaucracy contributes to social inequality, to poverty and to the lack of development of our country, "he explained.

 Uebel also stressed that the excess of bureaucracy creates an environment conducive to corruption. "The more obstacles and difficulties, the greater the opportunities for selling facilities. That is why it is so important to end this bureaucracy that is an end in itself, "he said.

 At the opening of the event, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economy, Miguel Ragone, stressed the importance of the debate. "It is a great opportunity to debate less bureaucracy and more development. Digitizing documents, for example, can be a good opportunity, a rich instrument for the end of excessive bureaucracy. and the reduction of obstacles, so that the development of the economy is a constant factor ".

The Secretary for Development of Industry, Commerce, Services and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy, Caio Megale, stressed that the Simplifica program aims to articulate the removal of obstacles to productivity and competitiveness of companies. He reinforced the importance of putting together a system of analysis and prioritization to map the areas within which the bottlenecks are detrimental to productivity and gradually bureaucratize them. "Combining efforts among the three spheres of government - municipal, state, and federal - is critical if the program is to succeed. For this de-bureaucratization to happen, "he said.

Already the president of the Brazilian Association of Institutional and Government Relations (Abrig), Guilherme Costa, said that the Association wants to be part of the construction of solutions that effectively transform the Brazilian economy. "That is our responsibility. After the launch today, the private sector will have 90 days to send concrete suggestions to the government to analyze the viability of each on the basis of new public policies, "he said.


The International Conferences were designed by Abrig with the objective of bringing together organized society and the public sector in the search for concrete transversal solutions that, in an ethical and transparent way, can be transformed into public policies.