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Strengthening New Development Bank Safeguards

Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2020–January 31, 2022
  • Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus Brazil, South America, World

About this grant

The BRICS Policy Center, part of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, is a think tank dedicated to studying the transformation in international development finance and its influence on social and environmental standards for infrastructure development in South America and the Amazon. Over the past grant period, the grantee built an online “China Panel” to track investment in the region, developed and published research and analysis, and organized knowledge exchanges. The Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro will continue over the next grant period to deepen knowledge and data on key development finance transformations and the consequences for social and environmental governance.