Marcelo Crivella, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, invested a considerable amount of money to initiate a public, private partnership. The mayor spent R$2.3 million and hired a consulting firm that specializes in a various aspect of economic stimulus, International Finance Corp (IFC). The IFC is partnering with public officials to build 20,000 daycare centers and 40,000 preschool buildings in a massive campaign by the city to expand the childhood development in the town, this is one of the many public, private partnerships underway in Brazil, according to the Felipe Montoro Jens.
Places like Rio de Janeiro, a major metropolitan area in Brazil are in a long string of other efforts to heal the economy in Brazil, that has been described as an economic crisis by many experts. In the capital of Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte has been utilizing the public, private partnerships to upgrade the public lighting system, to LED lights. With the LED upgrade the city saves money on energy costs and creates hundreds of jobs. Eight hundred kilometers of road is being upgraded and repaired as part of the R$44 billion investment by the government. The roads getting fixed is the BR153 and BR364.
In Piaui state, Felipe Montoro Jens reported on a public, private partnerships efforts to expand and repair an outdated sewer and water systems. The current system will grow to Teresina increasing the capacity from 24 percent to 80 percent. Pernambuco Sanitation Company is partnering with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to explore synergies in other states for more public, private partnerships.
Maranhao located in the rural Northwest region of the country has the construction of four new prison construction projects via public, private partnerships. Felipe Montoro Jens has reported on a genuine national effort by the state to create jobs, lower the deficit and stimulate the economy by using PPPs.