Brazil's Chaotic Transportation Systems at Stake
In order to boost its national economy, Brasilia recently launched an enormous investment plan to build necessary infrastructure and improve Brazil’s chronically inefficient transportation systems. The private sector is becoming a key factor in financing and managing issues previously reserved for the Brazilian government. Private-public partnerships (PPPs) in Brazil are increasingly associated with large-scale, emblematic projects, such as the bullet train from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo. These developments are changing the socioeconomic face of the country, but fostering economic growth and combating socioeconomic disparities remain two different objectives.
This analysis was prepared by Arnaud Koehl, Research Assoiate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
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