Virtual session in English, April 29, 2015.
The Brazilian Unified Registry was the main tool that enabled the Government of Brazil to identify the most pressing needs of the poor segment of the population, and to deliver the programs and services required by this population. After the Bolsa Família Program, the Unified Registry was consolidated as the tool for identifying Brazil´s low-income population. Today it plays a vital role in the functioning of country´s social protection system.
Joana Mostafa, Director of the Unified Registry of Brazil’s Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, and Margaret Grosh, Acting Practice Manager for Latin American and the Caribbean Social Protection and Labor at the World Bank, have explained what Cadastro Único is all about, how data is collected, what stakeholders are involved in the process, and have discussed alternatives for knowledge exchange in the implementation of single registries.
Check out the video of the virtual session below
You can also see the video below with a quicker explanation of the Unified Registry
The WWP has prepared new material on this subject. Please check below:
- Introduction to Brazil’s Unified Registry – For a better understanding of what this tool is, and what its goals are.
- Brazil´s Experience with Developing a Unified Registry – Learn how Brazil implements the various different phases involved in the registration and data qualification processes.
- Registration Form of the Brazilian Unified Registry – Download the form that is used for registering the target population in Brazil. The form includes key concepts that arise in completing the questionnaire (e.g. definition of “family” and “household” and “measurement of income).
- Stakeholders Responsible for Managing the Unified Registry – Learn about the coordination between Brazil´s federative units and the responsibilities of the key agents involved in the management of the Unified Registry.
- Brief History of the Unified Registry – Understand the process by which the Cadastro Único has been consolidated as the key instrument for supporting public policies and programs aimed at fighting poverty, since its creation in 2001.
- Cadastro Único: a registry supported by a national public bank – This Working Paper summarizes the general characteristics and history of Brazil’s Unified Registry (Cadastro Único).