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Brazil is a Newton Fund partner country. The partnership launched in 2014.

Brazil is a rising economic power and one of the world's biggest democracies. Over the past few years it has made major strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, although the gap between rich and poor remains wide. The unemployment rate reached 13.3 percent in June 2020 (14.9 percent for women), the highest rate in the past three years (World Bank, 2020)

The exploitation of the Amazon rainforest, much of which is in Brazil, has been a major international worry, since the wilderness is a vital regulator of the climate (BBC, 2019). The area of land covered by forest has declined from 65.9 % in 2000 to 59.4% in 2020 (UN, 2020).

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Priorities for Brazil

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and Brazil. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
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Agriculture, environment and earth science
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Capacity building and partnerships
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Health and life sciences
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Inequalities and social resilience
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Innovation
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Uncovering the hidden spread of Zika in Brazil

In February 2016 Zika was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in response to evidence that the infection can cause birth defects such as severe microcephaly in the foetuses of infected pregnant women. An international research collaboration travelled across...

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Each Newton Fund partnership is unique. UK and international partners work together to devise and deliver Newton Fund programmes.

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Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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Contact the Brazil team

If you are interested in learning more about Brazil please get in touch with our local team.

Diego Arruda

Newton Fund Manager

Mariana Da Veiga

Newton Fund Manager

Maira Brito

Newton Fund Analyst

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Brazil is a rising economic power and one of the world's biggest democracies. Over the past few years it has made major strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, although the gap between rich and poor remains wide.

The exploitation of the Amazon rainforest, much of which is in Brazil, has been a major international worry, since the wilderness is a vital regulator of the climate (BBC, 2019).

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0 % of land area covered by forest in 2020
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Protecting Brazil’s indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major threat to the survival of Brazil’s indigenous communities. In September 2020, more than 27,000 indigenous people had been infected, of which 806 people had...

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Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

Related articles

Projects to grow drought resistant beans and create energy from coffee waste are among the winners of the 2018 Newton Prize, which were celebrated last night at a reception hosted by Professor Lord...

3 December 2018

By Natalia Zielonka and Dr Lynn Dicks  In a recent publication, Van der Meer and colleagues (2020) compared the countries that grew the most fruit with the countries that put out the most...

10 August 2020

Preparing for a pandemic saves lives. For pandemic preparedness the necessary equipment, expertise, collaboration networks, and infrastructure needs to be established during non-pandemic years. This...

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