Though the World Bank Institute has yet to do diagnostic work in Brazil, governance and anti-corruption surveys have been carried out in the city of São Paulo. In 2002 the City Hall of São Paulo, called the Prefeitura do Municipio do São Paulo (PMSP) requested assistance in better understanding the challenges of governance and corruption in the City. For more information, please see the Prefeitura do Municipio do São Paulo website(in Portuguese).
The diagnostic work in São Paulo consists of three large-scale surveys carried out by the Brazilian firm, Vox Populi in 2002. The surveys used by Vox Populi unbundled the dimensions of governance and facets of corruption. The survey data, based on responses of 1200 citizens using City services, 530 firms doing business in the City and 900 public officials, allows for a detailed analysis of these various dimensions of governance and corruption.
The following document is an Executive Summary that identifies the main findings from the diagnostic work and is part of a larger strategy aimed at helping the São Paulo design and implement a program to fight corruption, strengthen institutions, and enhance the effective and efficient delivery of services to the public.
Local Capacity Building
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