"The IBGE's struggle to reach those who need it the most: the average Brazilian citizen,” says minister Tebet in the IBGE Dialogues Meeting
November 17, 2023 02h45 PM | Last Updated: November 22, 2023 04h46 PM
The credibility of the IBGE “is due to each demographer, each researcher, each supervisor, each director, each civil servant, working on a permanent or temporary basis, working for the IBGE,” said Simone Tebet, minister for the Budget and Planning, in a video message sent to the 1st IBGE 90 Dialogues Meeting, which will be concluded this Friday, 17, in Parada de Lucas, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
According to the minister, the efforts made by the IBGE consist of a “struggle that at the end, will reach those who are most in need, the average citizen, Dona Maria and Seu José. Mainly, it is essential for us, so that, in our ministries, we can use properly the reduced amount of money available, and help those who need.” The message sent by the minister was watched by the attendees of the Closing Session of the meeting, on Friday afternoon, when the 12 guidelines conceived by the work groups were read, and that will guide actions of the IBGE up to 2026, when the Institute will celebrate its 90th anniversary.
The project IBGE 90 Dialogues gathered more than 10 thousand participants in 61 virtual and face-to-face meetings, resulting in 60 hours of recorded material of the 12 groups and 17 subgroups for a total three months of preparation, two thousand pages and more than 50 reports. The 1st IBGE 90 Dialogues Meeting was attended by more than 500 people in Parada de Lucas, in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, and consisted of a two-day get-together of servants, with exhibits, panel discussions, moments of recollection and artistic performances. The final guidelines will be sent to minister Simone Tebet and to president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
See below the transcription of the video sent by Minister Simone Tebet to participants of the 1st IBGE 90 Dialogues Meeting:
““Hello, my friends from the IBGE, not only official employees but all of you who are part of the IBGE, it is a great pleasure to post this video. My name is Simone Tebet, Minister of Budget and Planning. I was invited to join in in this panel discussion, IBGE Dialogues. It was a special invitation from President Marcio Pochmann.
I send a warm salute to Marcio and by doing that I embrace each one of you who are responsible for this Institute that is essential to all of us whenever we speak of Brazil, when we speak of public policies, when we speak of investments, either public or private ones, when we speak of knowledge and information, the bases that support what we have to do and teach us how to do it, we think of the IBGE.
Few public agencies, few institutions have as much credibility as the IBGE, which is sometimes similar to the role played by a church in terms of credibility, that is, the credibility and the role of religion in the lives of people. And that does not come from a physical, concrete-made structure, but from every demographer, every researcher, every supervisor, every director, every servant hired on a permanent or temporary basis, working for the IBGE. Therefore I recognize that your struggle is worthwhile. It is a struggle that, in the end, will reach those who are need it the most, the average Brazilian citizen, Dona Maria and Seu José. Mainly, it is essential for us, so that, in our ministries, we can use properly the reduced amount of money available, and help those who need.”
So I want to leave you a very objective message: I am happy to see this Meeting, this dialogue promoted by the President. That way we will make fewer mistakes. In a democracy, many people think together, and a number of suggestions are presented so that we can choose what is best.
In conclusion, whatever you decide is the sovereign will of those experience the IBGE on a daily basis, with their experience, knowing they can count on the experience and support from the Ministry of Budget and Planning. I send you a hug and wish you all a very good day!”
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