International and Regional Partnerships

Brazil has various regional and international partnerships.  Below you’ll find a list of them with a short description of their role in Brazil’s economy and education.

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A glimpse into a couple of the key organizations associated with Brazil, below is further information about each


Brazil is a part of the World Trade Organization or WTO, this enables them to be a part of a free market and the benefit of easy exposure to other cultures, goods, business ideas and various policy ideas that are developed by the organization

OECD-PISA-LOGOAlthough Brazil is not one of the (34) member countries of the OECD, it has taken part in the past (4) Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) tests administered by the organization. The test covers reading, mathematics and science skills and serves as one of the main assessments of international standing in regard to student performance. Normally, 15 year olds are used as the standard test taker. For more information, please access the PISA 2012 result copy on my internationalization efforts page.

IIEBrazil began a relationship with the Institute of International Education(IIE) in 2011. The IIE is the main practitioner of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program. The goal of the program is to send 101,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students to the top STEM universities around the world. For more information on the data from this program, please access my internationalization efforts page.

the-world-bankBrazil has been a part of the World Bank since 1946 and uses them to help with Education Policy and aid when needed for projects sponsored by other members or the bank itself.

unescoUNESCO provides various reports and laws that enhance Brazil’s education system. An example was in 2003 with the implementation of the crossed histories program, requiring the teaching of African history and culture in all public schools. Additionally, UNESCO recognizes World Heritage Centre’s throughout the world. Many are located in Brazil, including the entire city of Rio De Janeiro.


A regional organization in South America that focuses on the regionalization of policies about trade, economics and education. Brazil is one of the main members of the organization and benefits from bi and multi lateral exchange venues

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