Policy Coordination

Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon and its confrontation requires the coordinated action between different sectors and policies. In the case of Brazil, a federative country, in which states and municipalities have certain administrative autonomy, it is also necessary the articulation among governments to deal with the problem.

In 2011, when Brazil had already a consolidated Unified Registry, the government created a strategy called ‘Brazil without Extreme Poverty’ (Brasil Sem Miséria – BSM, in Portuguese). The plan was characterized by the combination of intersectoral coordination and federal articulation.

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.

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