Millenium Institute: Brazil Spends 3.5 Times More on Civil Servants Than on Health

The Millenium Institute, which includes Paulo Guedes among its founders, launched the campaign 'Destrava! Por uma Reforma Administrativa do bem' (For a Positive Administrative Reform) campaign. The government has not yet forwarded its proposal to Congress.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, August 10th, the Millenium Institute released a study according to which Brazil spent 13.7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019, about R$930 billion (US$186 billion), on federal, state, and municipal civil servants.

According to the study, the country's spending on civil servants is twice that on education and 3.5 times that on health (3.9 percent of GDP).

Based on data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the institution reported that Brazil was the country to spend the seventh-most on government personnel in 2018, out . . .

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