Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Natasha Borges Sugiyama - Poverty Relief in Brazil: Successes, Shortcomings and Unknowns about the Bolsa Família

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12:00pm – 1:30pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Since 2003, Brazil has embarked upon a new strategy for poverty relief under the Bolsa Família (Family Grant) program. What have we learned in ten years? Professor Sugiyama will assess the program and address human capital development, modernization of the bureaucracy, gender empowerment, and citizenship development of the poor.