WATCH: Tom Trebat discusses infrastructure challenges in Brazil

IRIBA researcher Tom Trebat outlines some of the challenges facing proponents of infrastructure development in Brazil, and the government’s increasing emphasis on private sector financing.

FINDINGS: Infrastructure, regulation & development in Brazil

As presented at our 2016 Rio de Janeiro findings workshop by IRIBA researchers Edmund Amann and Thomas Trebat. Listen now:  

Bridging the urban-rural divide in Africa

The next edition of the African Economic Outlook will investigate how to bridge the urban-rural divide in African countries. With many African states struggling to translate impressive headline rates of economic growth into tangible improvements for the poorest people living in rural

Is there a new Brazilian development model?

IRIBA’s research directors, Armando Barrientos and Ed Amann draw together the conclusions from the first phase of the project. Cross posted from ELDIS.  Brazil’s ascent to prominence on the international economic stage has been a prolonged affair. Perhaps the most curious featur

Inequality, inclusion & infrastructure: What did we learn?

Daniele Malerba, PhD candidate at the Global Development Institute reports back from the recent IRIBA workshop at the LSE. Last Friday the LSE hosted an IRIBA workshop on some of the work produced in the first round of the project. Research on inequality, social protection and infrast

Video: Prof. Werner Baer on prospects for Brazil

Professor Werner Baer of the University of Illinois is one of the leading international experts on the Brazilian economy. His classic book The Brazilian Economy is now in its 7th edition and he’s studied Brazil for decades. We’re lucky enough to have Prof. Baer onboard with the

Brazil’s infrastructure issues

Major problems surrounding the construction of the stadiums has dominated the build-up to the World Cup this year. Although it’s a common refrain around many major sporting events, IRIBA’s joint research director Dr Ed Amann argues that the problems epitomise a broader malaise surroun