“ In recent years Brazil has shown an increase of 47% of its IDHM, ie its human development index by municipality. People like me, who travel to different cities in Brazil on a weekly basis, know that this result is real. Especially in relation to municipalities in the Northeast, but there were also improvements in other areas. These results are great to think about, but, even better, is that basic education in these municipalities, grew 128% and was the leading indicator that pulled the IDHM up. There is still much to be done, especially because we were in a situation of social, human and educational poverty, so we are still far from where we can be, but progress is undeniable."
Viviane Mosé, psychologist, philosopher and Public Policy Implementation specialist. Masters Ph.D. from the UFRJ
"It is a very interesting change that hit hard in the North and Northeast. The return to investment was also important, both private investment and public investment, and the spread and internalization of investments in secondary and higher education, is another Brazilian change that is having many positive effects mainly in the North, Northeast and also in the Center West. The Northeast and the North lead the growth rates of formal employment this decade, that is, they were energized the economy and generated formal employment. And the two poorest regions in Brazil led the growth in formal employment. And they lead in consumption also because these various changes have energized consumption. And they lead in the reduction of extreme poverty."
Tania Bacelar, economist, PhD in Public Economics, Planning and Organization of Space from the University of Sorbonne. Professor of Geography Department of UFPE
Historically the Northeast was a region that sent people to the regions of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, especially São Paulo. Over the past 10 years, the Northeast underwent a process of renovation of their economic activities, marked by large infrastructure projects like Suape, Transnordestina, the transposition of the São Francisco river, the spread of the federal public universities, federal technical schools and social security programs such as Bolsa Familia to the interior. This entire reality contributed to the halt in migration from the Northeast.
Adilson Filho, teacher and master in History and a PhD in Sociology from UFPB .