Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177568
Authors: 
Machado, Raphael Amorim
Gomide, Alexandre de Ávila
Pires, Roberto Rocha Coelho
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão 2352
Abstract (Translated): 
The objective of this text is to present an overview of the trajectory of the infrastructure policies in Brazil in the recent period (2005-2013). In order to do so, it highlights the main efforts and advances towards the resumption of the role of the federal government in the sector, as well as it points to the limits and obstacles that contributed to the production of incomplete results and partial achievements in terms of project implementation and effectiveness. The analysis of the historical trajectory draws from three interrelated analytical categories: political-institutional environment, institutional arrangements and instruments of public action. The main conclusion is that the advances in the development of instruments and arrangements were incomplete and insufficient. Incomplete because they failed to overcome some of internal limitations (such as planning failures and decision-making processes isolated from civil society). Insufficient because, even if they were fully developed, they would still face difficulties in counterbalancing external constraints and the governance challenges imposed by the Brazilian political-institutional environment (such as a fragmentation of the state apparatus and the short-term interests of political actors inside the logic of the political system).
Subjects: 
infrastructure
instruments
public policy arrangements
investment
JEL: 
H54
O18
O21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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