Job Opening

Posting Title: OECD Indicators - Compatibility with the Brazilian reality -Public governance
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: BRASILIA
Posting Period: 06 December 2022 - 14 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-196962-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

As a result of the research, analyzes on public governance in Brazil will be made available in comparison with the norms and standards of the OECD. This study will provide a critical analysis of the OECD indicator calculation methodologies and their application in Brazil and in other countries, as well as presenting a set of recommendations for public managers and Brazilian authorities as an instrument to support the negotiation process between Brazil and that institution.

Work Location


Expected duration

180 Days

Duties and Responsibilities

In 2017, Brazil made its formal request to become a member of the OECD, and in 2022 it received the approval of member countries to start negotiations for the accession process. The OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is a 37-member forum recognized for negotiating and applying proper regulatory practices in public policy.
To become a member of the OECD, countries must obtain a formal invitation and then elaborate a timetable with the organization and its members to adapt and make their practices compatible with those advocated by the OECD (Road Map). During this period, the country promotes infra-legal and legal modifications and maybe even institutional changes when necessary and holds talks with more than 20 OECD committees on the minimum conditions for the other member countries of the organization to decide based on their satisfaction with the performance of the candidate country.
To move forward in the negotiation phase in the OECD and road map committees, Brazil is seeking to analyze the indicators used by the OECD as a quantitative tool to evaluate the various policies adopted by each country.
It is important that these regulators, the productive sector, and Brazilian citizens in general understand what it means for the country to participate in the OECD and adopt its proper regulatory and public policy practices, as well as to identify any gaps in relation to other countries, related to policies and performance in specific areas.
Therefore, this proposal aims to prepare an estimate, of the indicators dealt with in the OECD documents for Brazil. A detailed survey of the quantitative indicators adopted by the institution will be carried out. For each indicator, the adopted methodology will be analyzed and its adequacy to the Brazilian reality will be evaluated. Each indicator will be evaluated based on Brazilian data and the results will be compared to the OECD evaluation for other countries. Any discrepancies between the OECD methodology and the data available in Brazil will be explained and – based on the comparative assessment with indicators from other countries – policy measures will be suggested for each topic.
Brazil's accession to the OECD represents an unique opportunity to discuss the model of public governance in Brazil, address essential public policies in several areas, such as environmental preservation, science, technology and innovation policies, economic and social development, financing economic growth, international cooperation work, governance of public policies and other topics, as part of the national development model, and for the adoption of increasingly modern and efficient regulatory practices, with a view to providing quality public services to the Brazilian population.
In this way, studying and analyzing how the OECD measures and compares countries with regard to specific policies and performance contributes to the accomplishment of the IPEA mission and to the strengthening of conscious decision making by the national regulators, as well as to explain to the Brazilian population the challenges and opportunities that Brazil's entry into the OECD may bring to the country
The investigation objectives are:
· Apply already established research methodology, related to the identification and analysis, by specific theme, of the various indicators used by the OECD;
· Evaluate the adequacy of the methodology used by the OECD to the Brazilian reality;
· Estimate each indicator identified for Brazilian data;
· Compare the estimated indicators for Brazil with the corresponding indicators estimated by the OECD for other countries;
· Prepare reports on pre-selected topics, pointing out areas of possible conflicts;
· Suggest policy measures related to each topic researched.

Expected results include:
· Estimation of a family of quantitative indicators in the area of public governance, according to OECD practice, but in line with the Brazilian reality;
· Elaboration of comparative indicators of Brazilian data with other countries, in relation to the area of public governance;
· Elaboration of research reports with the results obtained and policy recommendations, based on the comparative analysis of the results, as an instrument to support Brazil's negotiating process with that institution;
· Presentation of results to regulators and members of civil society.

Qualifications/special skills

- doctorate in economics, science, public policy, Law, administration or similar fields.
- minimum of 03 years of professional or academic experience in the areas of public administration, public governance, general and economic law, international investment, comparative regulation, financial inclusion and/or related areas.
-Examples of research carried out, published or not, related to the topic of the consultancy.


Fluent in Portuguese and English

No Fee


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