Brazil’s government plans a “name and shame” approach to accelerate the country’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
The Financial Times reported that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will introduce the system to put pressure on various levels of government to maintain adequate progress in implementing projects.
Miriam Belchior, Brazil’s Minister of Planning, told the newspaper: “When you publish the information you make all of those implementing the projects responsible because they are exposed if there is a delay.”
Belchior added: “Our idea is to have a joint evaluation with the federal, state and municipal governments. This first meeting is to discuss the situation and how we’re going to do it, how we’re going to ensure it (the World Cup planning) is done in time.”
There have been concerns over the rate of preparations ahead of Brazil’s two upcoming mega-events, particularly with regard to the World Cup in just over three years’ time.
Brazil will spend US$13.3 billion on preparations in 12 cities for the World Cup, while the Olympics budget will be $2.8 billion. Henrique Meirelles, the respected former central bank governor, was appointed last week to lead the country’s Olympic Public Authority for the 2016 Games.