Establishing 40,000 new pre-schools and 20,000 new kindergartens by 2020 are among the goals of Rio de Janeiro in the management of Marcelo Crivella, the current mayor. The model focuses on the use of Public-Private Partnership in the non-pedagogical, construction and maintenance of education services. Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a collaborative contract between public and private sectors to perform specified roles. Moreover, Public-Private Partnership enables the government to access and utilize the limited resources. It is an alternative mechanism of serving the public using the scarce resources.
Infrastructure Project specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens, stated that the Public-Private Partnership is at the feasibility studies stage. She further illustrated that the Rio’s public contacting modality was created on December 30, 2004, by Law 11,079 and establishes PPPs biding and contracting guidelines. The PPP model applied in the city of Rio de Janeiro resembles the first PPP used by Brazilian schools and launched in July 2012, in Belo Horizonte. It is familiar to those who participated in the government program of Marcelo Crivella who has been committed to the education sector from youth. Therefore, Brazil’s Ministry of Education utilizes Belo Horizonte’s model that demands funds transfer from the lunch. Furthermore, the City Hall is responsible for the pedagogical section and school lunch while the private partner is responsible for maintenance and construction of new Infant Education units.
It is notable that the World Bank Group member, International Finance Corporation, hired a firm that shall offer the project model’s consulting services for R$2.3 million. International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the world’s largest private-partner development institution. Furthermore, IFC utilizes its expertise, innovative thinking, financial resources and global experience to assist its partners to overcome their operational, political and financial challenges. IFC also provides consulting services to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of the Rio de Janeiro’s Public-Private Partnership.
Find out more about Felipe Montoro Jens: http://maringa.odiario.com/politica/2017/06/por-que-privatizar-segundo-estudo-da-cni-com-felipe-montoro-jens/2384962/