Brazil: Ministry of the Economy: Analysis of Key Functions and their Operational Macroprocesses: Benchmarking Operational Macroprocesses with Experiences from Canada, France, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

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Jun 2022
This technical note benchmarks Brazils Ministry of the Economy (ME) value chains and macroprocesses against relevant management models and practices used by ministries of finance, economy, or equivalent in selected Latin American and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. This analysis, undertaken in the context of the creation of the ME by merging five former ministries, was intended to help identify gaps in current practices and propose recommendations for enhancing specific macroprocesses in Brazil. A team, including former ministers of finance and experts from these selected countries, participated in the technical analysis and discussions together with specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank. The findings show: (i) positive initial results after the merge in terms of policy coordination, coherence, and efficiency; (ii) recent policy reforms in line with OECD practices, some of which have just started to be implemented; and (iii) opportunities to continue enhancing management practices in selected macroprocesses.