de Matteo, Katia Castro Freire, Neison Cabral Balbim, Renato Vasconcellos, Ronaldo Ramos Matteo, Miguel
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Texto para Discussão No. 2502
In spite of being an almost ever-present subject in the Brazilian political and economic settings, regional inequality is still treated piecemeal, lacking a thoughtful closer look by the Federal Government. The persistence of inequality among Brazilian regions made, in the 2000s, the issue of planning for the development and the regional question were set back on the agenda for discussion of national problems. This discussion paper aims to detail the various actions that are being taken in favor of Brazil's development process taking as reference policies and territorial programs. It highlights that regions and territories should be as basic element among the various levels of public administration and society's expectations on territorial base, culminating in a more effective way for public choices and priorities.
territory regional inequality development policy public integration region