Publication: The World Bank and Brazil : A New Country Assistance Strategy
Brazil enjoys human and natural resources unavailable to most countries. Its assets include a diverse, energetic population and a vast territory that encompasses the world's largest rain forest and up to one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Brazil is the world's 9tth largest economy with a GDP of around $500 billion. But it is among the most unequal countries in the world: the wealthiest 1 percent of Brazil's population receives 10 percent of the country's income.
“Furtado, Angela. 2004. The World Bank and Brazil : A New Country Assistance Strategy. en breve; No. 46. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/291a993c-d944-5604-a559-ac3a85c66c5c License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”