Country Profile: A Sub-National Perspective in Brazil
This report constitutes the second edition of the Decent Work Profile for Brazil. It refers mostly to
the second half of the 2000s and incorporates a wider range of indicators that those adopted in the
first edition. In addition, it features a pioneering chapter of companies and decent work. Besides
presenting a set of indicators and analyses relative to companies, which may help define policies
and actions relative to the promotion of Decent Work, it also contributes to the development and
improvement of the measurement methodology of Decent Work. This is a first methodological
effort that should be perfected in future editions of this report, by means of contributions stemming
from tripartite workshops on the measurement and assessment of Decent Work.
The report also includes, in what also constitutes a first-time endeavor in the international
scope of the MAP project, a series of disaggregated data relative to the 27 Federation Units
that together compose Brazil. The purpose is to facilitate the analysis of the heterogeneous
nature and diversity of situation found in all Brazilian territory in all dimensions of Decent
Work. Breaking down data by Federation Unit (UF) is not only important from an analytical
standpoint, but is also highly relevant considering the formulation of public policy.