Fostering An Integrated And Inclusive Development Of Rio De Janeiro’S Favelas - The Rio+Social Programme

The main purpose of this project is to support the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro in the conception and operation of a strategy to improve the delivery of public services, policies and projects in pacified favelas. To do so, the Rio+Social Programme focuses on the provision of reliable and qualified data and information on the territories at stake and on the articulation of multiple relevant stakeholders. The project outputs and activities are organized around two Expected Accomplishments (EAs):

 

EA1: Urban and social information on pacified communities is available and updated for better informed planning and decision making

EA2: Projects and actions for local development in pacified communities are strengthened through a comprehensive multi-stakeholder and participatory approach 

 

Since the pacification represents an opportunity window to change the planning and implementation of public policies and projects in pacified favelas, the direct beneficiaries of the Rio+Social Programme are the 558.786 dwellers of the 208 favelas comprehended by the UPPs. For the past four years, the project has enabled a better integration of public policies through the promotion of a transparent, permanent and informed dialogue with the main public stakeholders. Similarly, the Rio+Social Programme has already facilitated the conception of 285 joint actions with 56 partners from the private sector and civil society, strengthening local development.

 

The main partners for the achievement of the project purpose and EAs are the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and the Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) who shall facilitate the exchange and articulation with other thematic public bodies within the municipality which are responsible for the delivery of services and policies – all the 29 municipal secretariats and their related bodies. For the first two phases of project implementation, both partners have played a very important role enhancing the programme's legitimacy vis-à-vis public stakeholders at the municipal level. However, it is still necessary to strengthen the dialogue with stakeholders from the other two tiers of government who also implement major infrastructure projects in pacified favelas. At the State Government level, the dialogue has been already established with some specific State Secretariats, namely 1. State Secretariat for Education; 2. State Secretariat for Environment; 3. State Secretariat for Culture; 4. State Secretariat for Social Assistance and Human Rights; 5. State Secretariat for Sport, Leisure and Youth and 6. State Secretariat for Public Works.  At the federal level, important steps have also been made with the Federal Ministry of Cities and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

 

New punctual partnerships with the private sector and civil society organizations shall be established for achievement of EA2, especially in recently pacified territories where projects to spawn local development are still scattered and lacking coordination. Finally, it is important to highlight that, for the past four years, the Rio+Social Programme has identified and mobilized local leaders and associations in each favela under intervention. Up to date, 307 local organizations were mapped and have collaborated with the Programme.

 

Through this cooperation project, UN-Habitat has been transferring knowledge and establishing mechanisms for the exchange of methodologies adopted in various countries and regions to IPP. UN-Habitat also facilitates contacts that foster national and international exchanges, in particular on the experiences of other programmes that deal with local participatory planning.

Country:
Brazil
Region: South America
Donors: Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro
Theme: Urban development and management
Project Timeline
End Date: 31st March 2020
Start Date: 1st June 2011
Budget Utilisation
Budget: $9,371,440
Expenditure: $9,351,030
Outputs / Results

EA1: Urban and social information on pacified communities is available and updated for better informed planning and decision making

EA2: Projects and actions for local development in pacified communities strengthened through a comprehensive multi-stakeholder and participatory approach