Assessing Firm-Support Programs in Brazil: Executive Summary

Dec 2017
This study provides an overview of various Brazilian programs of firm support — including productive finance, business consulting, value chain, export promotion, and innovation support — as well as an assessment of the effects of a subset of these programs on productivity, employment, and real wages. Access to a unique dataset on Brazilian firms and beneficiaries allowed the Office of Evaluation and Oversight to analyze these programs over an 11-year period, 2002 to 2012.