Brazil’s infrastructural issues is one of the country’s most critical economic bottlenecks and have been a public policy priority in the past recent years. In its 2013-14 Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum ranked Brazil’s infrastructure quality at overall 114th place. By categories, Brazil’s roads quality was ranked at 120th place, railroads at 103rd place, ports at 131st, airports at 123rd and electricity supply at 76th place (See Figure 1). The efforts currently underway are motivated by the belief that solving these issues is crucial to boost economic growth.
By Lucca Suassuna de Carvalho