Title: Brazil: Belo Horizonte Schools

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: July 1, 2012

Region: Latin America and Caribbean

Country: Brazil

Keywords: Country Profile, Education, Knowledge Lab


Document Summary:

This series provides an overview of public-private partnership stories in various infrastructure sectors, where IFC was the lead advisor.

Document Details:

Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil, has made early education a priority in an effort to improve the competitiveness of its workforce in the long term and support the
national government’s policy goals. With support from IFC, it turned to private sector funding and expertise to expand and strengthen its preschool and primary school system.

The concession—Brazil’s first public-private partnership in the education sector—was awarded in July 2012. The project will expand access to early education in Belo Horizonte, reaching 18,000 additional children and creating new jobs in the education sector.

Updated: June 28, 2022