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Building a local economic development policy in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Between 1960s and 1990s, the state of Rio de Janeiro went through a process of loosing much of its administrative/political functions and economic activities, which set the basis for a very unequal development across its regions. Today, the investments realized in light of the World Cup and the Olympics, on one hand, and the investments realized by the oil and ship building industries, on the other hand, are creating the opportunities for a more encompassing form of development, one that is not only concentrated in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, but that also extends to peripheral areas of the state. This Project aims to support the state government of Rio de Janeiro to develop its own competitiveness policy through the promotion of SMEs, taking into account the appreciation of the territorial assets in the state. The project will create a policy dialogue involving public actors (all levels of government) and private stakeholders around a concrete experience in two regions of the state (Baixadas Litoraneas and Noroeste Fluminense). In each region, a local economic development (LED) strategy will be designed and implemented, including the realization of concrete actions identified in the strategy. By involving from the beginning of the process the highest level of the state government, by fostering the exchange of experiences, modifications and improvement to the strategies, and by generating evidence, the Project will strengthen local capacities for the adoption of LED policies, and will lay the foundations for the creation of a state-wide LED policy. Thanks to the experience of the Project, and through the generation of evidence, the Project also seeks to influence other Brazilian state governments for the application of similar model of interventions and policies. A dialogue with the federal government will be also sought in an effort to influence policy making at that level.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

December 7, 2011

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 2,514,844.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 1,514,844.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 1,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-13075-BR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-13075-BR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) -
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [40690226].PDF
Published Sep. 30, 2016
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [40223129].PDF
Published Apr. 13, 2016
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [39867062].PDF
Published Sep. 22, 2015
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [39493053].PDF
Published Mar. 19, 2015
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-13075-BR [39053335].PDF
Published Sep. 15, 2014
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [38723145].PDF
Published Apr. 07, 2014
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-13075-BR [38047523].PDF
Published Sep. 10, 2013
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-13075-BR [37553856].PDF
Published Nov. 14, 2013
Building a Local Economic Development Policy in the State of Rio de Janeiro [36522239].PDF
Published Aug. 04, 2014
Establecimiento de una Política de Desarrollo Económico Local en el Estado de Rio de Janeiro [36522258].PDF
Published Aug. 04, 2014
MIF Project Status Report-12-2016-ATN_ME-13075-BR - Rep6214.pdf
Published Jul. 24, 2017
MIF Project Status Report-6-2017-ATN_ME-13075-BR - Rep6546.pdf
Published May. 29, 2018
Preparation Phase
BR-M1108 abstract RIO [36196806].DOCX
Published Dec. 31, 1899

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