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Frequently asked questions

Did Lula and Dilma only favor  investments in the Northeast?
No, the country whole grew, but the North, Northeast and Midwest grew more rapidly and intensly. Investments in industry, such as refineries in the Northeast, and in infrastructure (railroads and highways in the Center West and Northeast, for example) were allocated to the states most in need.
 
To create more investments in the North, the Northeast and the Center West, did Lula and Dilma divert resources from the South and Southeast?
 
No, this did not happen. Much of the public financialresources for the growth of the three poorest regions of thecountry came from Constitutional Financing for development funds, and especially the North, the Northeast and Center West Funds. These funds were created in the 1988 Constitution in order to reduce regional inequality. Before Lula, resources were underutilized because often the resources were simply not applied, as if the funds did not exist.

 
 
 growth?

Not at all. What happened was exactly the opposite. And the growth of more than 47% of the Municipal Human Development Index (IDHM) in majority of Brazilian municipalities shows that the effects of growth were uniform in the country and inequalities also decreased in these regions. In almost 40% of Northeastern municipalities, for example, the increase in life expectancy was higher than the national average, and in 65% of Brazilian municipalities education improved above the national average.