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Interview with Eduardo Leite

Columbia University, New York – Lemann Dialogues, November 2019.

Eduardo Figueiredo Cavalheiro Leite is the current Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. He began his political career as mayor of Pelotas, a city in the South of Rio Grande do Sul, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as secretary of the City Hall, alderman and president of the City Council, also in Pelotas.

In this exclusive interview to Brazil Talk, Eduardo Leite discusses the Brazilian political renewal, which has brought new names to the country’s executive and legislative governments.

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Interview with Eduardo Leite

Columbia University, New York – Lemann Dialogues, November 2019.

Eduardo Figueiredo Cavalheiro Leite is the current Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. He began his political career as mayor of Pelotas, a city in the South of Rio Grande do Sul, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as secretary of the City Hall, alderman and president of the City Council, also in Pelotas.

In this exclusive interview to Brazil Talk, Eduardo Leite addresses the scenario of the fiscal crisis in Rio Grande do Sul.

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Interview with Joana Monteiro

Columbia University, New York – Lemann Dialogues, November 2019.

Joana Monteiro is the head of research at the State’s Attorney Office of Rio de Janeiro and professor of evidence-based policy design at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EBAPE). Between 2015 and 2018, she was the head of the Institute of Public Security (ISP), the government body responsible for disclosing and analyzing Rio de Janeiro’s crime and violence records. 

In this exclusive interview to Brazil Talk, Joana Monteiro discusses the importance of evidence and data analytics in public policies’ impact evaluation and intervention.

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Interview with Eduardo Leite

Columbia University, New York – Lemann Dialogues, November 2019.

Eduardo Figueiredo Cavalheiro Leite is the current Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. He began his political career as mayor of Pelotas, a city in the South of Rio Grande do Sul, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as secretary of the City Hall, alderman and president of the City Council, also in Pelotas.

In this exclusive interview to Brazil Talk, Eduardo Leite discusses the current Brazilian economic crisis and analyzes the policies designed by the Federal Government to contain the crisis.

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Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?

A historical perspective of the water and sanitation governance in Brazil.

By Jennifer Jacobowitz Rae

INTRODUCTION

The access to water and sanitation is a human right that has been discussed  internationally since the 1970s. However, it has always been linked to the right to life,  health, adequate housing, adequate food, and working conditions; a list that can certainly be extended as water takes part in most components of human life. It was only in 2010, however, through Resolution A/RES/64/292, that the UN formally recognized the human right to water and sanitation and further recognized its essentiality for the realization of all other human rights. The resolution calls upon governments and international organizations to provide financial resources, contribute to capacity building and transfer technologies to help countries to ensure safe, clean and accessible drinking water at reasonable costs and sanitation for all. 

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