Brazilian Institute for Social and Economic Analysis

IBASE was founded in 1981 for the purpose of contributing to public debates around a diverse set of social issues in Brazil. IBASE seeks to build a democratic culture of rights, strengthen the associative fabric of civil society, and broaden citizen participation in policy making. IBASE has chosen to focus its applied budget work program on the analysis of the main public agency dedicated to development finance in Brazil, the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, or the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), a state corporation with a budget greater than that of the World Bank and with vast influence in development projects within Brazil and other countries in the region. The goal is to monitor the budget of a singularly relevant state corporation with regard to matters of development finance in Brazil. Read IBASE’s Profile


  • Fátima Mello State and Economic Democratization Program Officer
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  • Av. Rio Branco 124, 8 Andar
    Centro Rio de Janeiro - RJ
    CEP 20148-900
Area of Expertise

  • Federal and local budget analysis
  • Participatory budgets
  • Children policies
  • Income distribution
  • Budget trainings
  • Democratization
  • Food security
  • Public policy analysis
  • Social and corporate responsibility
  • Solidarity economy
  • Monitoring transparency policies of BNDES


  • Financial Crisis and Democratic Deficit by Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho and Jan Allen Kregel, 2009
    Major Current Activities

    • IBASE's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative.
    • Chlidren budget analysis at the local level
    • Training of key social actors on budget analysis sklils
    • Building indicators to help decisionmakers make informed decisions based on the real needs of the population

    Newsletters And Regular Reports