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Felipe Montoro Jens’ Report on Child Education in Rio


Felipe Montoro Jens compiled a report on how the city of Rio under the governance of the current Mayor Marcelo Crivella is keen on improving the education standards in the city especially the early childhood education. The mayor is targeting to use the Public-Private Partnership plan to construct 20, 000 day-cares and double the number for the pre-schools by the year 2020.

Focusing on childhood education is a way making sure that the children are brought up in the system that adequately prepares them for their adult education. In the plan, it is the PPP that will handle the responsibility of the construction and maintenance of these new educational facilities while the office of the mayor will be responsible for the pedagogical part of the system.

The PPP idea worked for Belo Horizonte, Brazil back in 2012 where they constructed various infant educational units, and this is definite proof that project has 99% chances of success. The mayor had the idea for improving early childhood education before power; in his campaign agendas. Felipe Montoro Jens further reports that the International Finance Corporation would be the ones responsible for financing the project. The IFC claims that they show much interest in helping relevant parties to manage their operations regardless of the political pressure.

According to Felipe Montoro Jens, the International Finance Corporation had made a contract with the institution of R $2.1 million. The idea of the government to invite private sectors is a wise move aimed at making sure that scarce resources are appropriately utilized by the state. In addition to this, it is one way of reducing the operational cost of the various state activities. Felipe further elaborates that there is a contract signed by both the private and public companies on how they develop, construct and operate public goods and services.

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