Capital Brasilia
Population 198.7 million
Life Expectancy 71.99
Access to clean water 91%
Adult literacy 88.6%
Under five mortality 22.5 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $10,200

Our Joint Programmes

MDGs beyond averages: Promoting Food Security and Nutrition for Indigenous Children in Brazil
Four out of ten Brazilian Indians live in extreme poverty, and more than half of indigenous children are anemic. The Joint Programme's goal was to support the government in its efforts to improve the food security and nutritional status of indigenous children in the regions of Dourados and Alto Rio Solimões.
Inter-agency Programme for the Promotion of Gender and Ethnic-Racial Equality
Brazil's strong economic growth conceals large internal disparities and inequalities, particularly with regard to women and ethnic minorities. This Joint Programme's aim was to reduce gender and racial inequity by supporting the government's work in the design, implementation and monitoring of national policies to promote equality for women and minorities. 
Security with Citizenship: preventing violence and strengthening citizenship with a focus on children, adolescents and youths in vulnerable conditions in Brazilian communities
Urban violence in Brazil’s poor neighborhoods claims thousands of young lives every year. The Joint Programme supported the government in its efforts to prevent violence and promote citizenship, following the Citizens’ Security concept. This approach is being implemented in various countries in Latin America and emphasizes the importance of adopting a multidisciplinary strategy to prevent violence, given the multi-causal roots of conflict.  


Turning the tide in one of Brazil's most violent cities

A three-year peace-building MDG-F program in Nacional has made shootings and drug traffickers' curfews a thing of the past and reduced youth murders from 20 a year to zero.


Brazilian indigenous youth learn about their right to food

An MDG-F programme is boosting awareness about food security among youth in indigenous communities, where 4 in 10 people live in extreme poverty.


Account of MDG-F's eco-stoves wins UNDP story-telling contest

Story shows how new stoves are empowering Brazil's indigenous women and improving the health of 53,000 people.



Winning rights for Brazil’s domestic workers

The Brazilian Senate passes a new law after a long, MDG-F-supported process to secure protection for 6.5 million employees.


Eco-stoves empower Brazilian women

An MDG-F-backed project is liberating indigenous women like Delma Gonçalves from the time-consuming task of firewood collection.