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Brazil Without Extreme Poverty
Launched in 2011, the “Brazil Without Extreme Poverty” Plan (BSM), coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, is aimed at overcoming extreme poverty in Brazil.
Structured multidimensionally around three activity areas, the Plan involves work by 22 ministries1 as well as by all the states and municipalities that jointly implement around 100 actions. This text describes the conditions that led to the creation of the Plan and highlights some of its main features.
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1Note: On October 2, 2015, the Government of Brazil has announced a ministerial rearrangement, which extinguished eight ministries and ministe- rial secretariats, including the Ministry of Fishing and Aquaculture (MPA), the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Repu- blic (SAE/PR), the General Secretariat of the Presidency and the Secretariat of Institutional Relations. At the same time, it was announced the merging of the Ministry of Labor and Employment into the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Special Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality and the Special Secretariat for Women’s Policies into the Special Secretariat for Human Rights.