Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in Barcarena, Brazil

PRIO Policy Brief

Rustad, Siri Aas & Kristian Hoelscher (2016) Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in Barcarena, Brazil, PRIO Policy Brief, 26. Oslo: PRIO.

​Since the 1970s, extractive industry activity in Barcarena has proved divisive. While greater economic activity has increased GDP per capita and driven skilled job creation, little of these benefits have reached local populations. Furthermore, industrial accidents, environmental damage and unresponsive companies and local government have created grievances among the community. In examining these issues, this brief focuses on the Intersectoral Dialogue Forum as a means to discuss and promote sustainable, responsible, and inclusive development in Barcarena. We provide suggestions for stakeholders to take this process forward.