Brazil holds runoff elections at the end of October, with former president Lula da Silva competing against the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro. The winner of this contest, along with the new congress, is due to start another term in January.
On 31 October, the Lemann Foundation Programme for the Public Sector will hold a panel discussion seeking to look ahead and consider Brazil's policy needs. It will touch upon the bureaucracy and fiscal management and will feature the team's recent research findings on perceptions of educational needs and realities faced by low-income households.
The panellists will be Timothy Power (head of social sciences, University of Oxford), Gabriela Lotta (professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo), Leany Lemos (visiting fellow of practice), Anna Petherick and Filipe Recch.
Professor Timothy Power is the Head of the Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford.
Tim’s research concerns democratization and political institutions (parties, legislatures, and elections) in modern Latin America, especially Brazil.
Anna Petherick is an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Director of the Lemann Foundation Programme.
Anna's research interests include corruption, gender and trust, with much of her work based in Brazil.
Filipe Recch is a postdoctoral research and policy associate for the Lemann Foundation Programme.
Filipe's work is focused on Brazilian educational policies, developing state capacity, and fostering collaboration.
Leany Lemos is the Lemann Foundation Programme visiting fellow of practice.
Leany is the former CEO of Extreme South Regional Development Development Bank (Brazil), a USD 3 billion portfolio institution, where she was also the (Credit) Operations Director.
Gabriela Lotta is a researcher and professor of Public Administration and Government at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil, and at the National School of Public Administration (ENAP).
Gabriela's work focuses on the relationship between bureaucracy and the implementation of public policy.