This report on Brazil is one of a set of four country case studies designed to study the implications of closing civic space for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study was commissioned in response to the wave of legal, administrative, political and informal means to restrict civic space and the activities of civil society actors in countries around the world in the past decade. Based on a literature review and conceptual framework developed for the study (see also Hossain et al 2018), the report documents how changing civic space in Brazil, a country characterized as a competitive developmental state at the outset of the period analysed, has impacted on development outcomes, with a focus on specific Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) outcomes including poverty, hunger, inequality and the preservation of biodiversity and water resources.
This work is part of the Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme
Sauer, S.; Leite, A.; Oliveira, K. and Shankland, A. (2019) ‘The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Brazil’, mimeo, IDS and ACT Alliance