Fipe: poor quality of service is not for lack of money


Source: iParaíba, 04/12/2007

The poor quality of public services in Brazil is not related to the lack of financial resources, according to a Fipe study presented this Tuesday in São Paulo. The research was commissioned by the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (Etco).

Also according to the survey, Brazil spends more than other countries in relation to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Although the country shows a significant improvement in social indicators, the result is proportionally lower than countries that spend less.

The intention of the Etco Institute was to raise measures that can improve the quality of public spending using the question "is it possible to improve the quality of services without increasing taxes?"

“We ordered the survey with this question and the answer we had, thankfully, was that it did,” said Andre Franco Montouro Filho, president of the institute, who participates in the seminar “How to improve the business environment”, which takes place at the Faculty of Economics , Administration and Accounting at USP.

Among those present are ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the governor of São Paulo, José Serra, and the governor of Bahia, Jaques Wagner. Former National Treasury Secretary Joaquim Levy and former Finance Minister Marcílio Marques Moreira also attended the event. Senator Aloísio Mercadante, who would also participate, did not attend because of the vote for the absolution of Senator Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL) in the House plenary session, which takes place today.

Source: Terra, 04/12/2007