Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluation of public policies aimed at potential Brazilian agribusiness production chains - Estimation of the impact of public policies on the performance of production chains,
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: BRASILIA
Posting Period: 22 July 2022 - 28 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-187003-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

Provide analyzes and estimates of the impact of public policies aimed at the potential production chains of Brazilian agribusiness in the post-pandemic period as subsidies for the improvement of public policies to improve the performance of production chains.

Work Location

Brasília

Expected duration

230 Days

Duties and Responsibilities

Brazilian agribusiness plays an important role in the performance of the country's economy. In 2020, the GDP of agribusiness reached BRL 1.98 trillion, representing 26.6% of total GDP (CEPEA, 2021). The sector has gained a prominent position due to its capacity to expand productivity and production and generate employment opportunities in several Brazilian regions. Among the production chains, that make up Brazilian agribusiness, there are those that stand out for their greater productive efficiency, contributing directly to the positive result of the sector. It should be noted that agribusiness is a sector exposed to various risks, stemming from the market and the climate, among others. This makes the sector vulnerable, since it lacks actions and incentives to minimize these risks. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the sector was exposed to market risks.
In this way, to mitigate risks and maintain the sector's performance, public policies stand out as important instruments for promoting productive development and mitigating market failures.
Given the relevance of public policies for agribusiness, especially for the production chains they comprise, it is important to monitor and evaluate different public policies. Making a good diagnosis enables the public manager to formulate decisions that can save scarce resources.
The evaluation of public policies, carried out as a systematic, integrated, and institutionalized process, has as basic premise the verification of the efficiency of public resources and, when necessary, the identification of possibilities for improving the action of the public power, with a view to improving processes, results, and management (BRASIL, 2018).
In this way, the study can provide relevant information for public decision-making, both in the evaluation of public policies and in the elaboration of new political instruments to promote the sector, analyzing the main production chains of Brazilian agribusiness.
Methodology
To respond to the objectives of the study, a quantitative approach will be adopted, with the collection of relevant information about the potential productive chains of Brazilian agribusiness, as well as the evaluation of the impact of public policies on the performance of these productive chains.
To estimate the results of the impact of public policies on the performance of production chains, data will be collected from official databases, such as the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB), among others.
As an analysis tool, quasi-experimental methods will be used to assess the impacts of public policies. Impact assessment aims to measure the effect of participation or intervention in a policy, program or law on a product or socioeconomic indicator of interest.
In summary, public policies play an important role in the development of an economy, especially agricultural public policies, important instruments for promoting productive development and mitigating market failures. The proposed study aims to analyze the impact of public policies aimed at potential Brazilian agribusiness production chains in the post-pandemic period. For this, methodologies will be adopted to identify this impact. It is expected that the results of the study provide support for the improvement of public policies aimed at improving the performance of Brazilian production chains.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: - Master's in one of the following areas: Public Administration or Public Management; Economy; Engineering; Planning.
Experience: -Minimum of one year of experience in the areas of economic and/or social sciences, agriculture, data collection and indicators, public policies and/or topics.
-publications in the consulting field
Language: - Fluent Portuguese
- Basic English

Additional Information

Outputs/ Works Assignment:
Product 1 – Work plan for the elaboration of a diagnosis that contemplates the questions presented in the objectives of the study (description of the research problem; approach, empirical strategy, etc). To be submitted 80 days after start date.
Product 2 - Preliminary report containing the review of literature relevant to the topic and preliminary estimates from the policy evaluation study . To be submitted 180 days after start
Product 3. Final report with evaluations and proposals aimed at supporting the improvement of agricultural public policies. To be submitted 230 days after start

No Fee

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