Public Information Management in Brazil
In Brazil, there is a need to build info-structures capable of enhancing the management of public bureaucracies and especially to improve the system for diagnosing the population’s needs in order to optimise the adoption of public social policies.
Besides democratically providing the information they generate, governments should employ communication management models and ICT to expand its indicators on good governance which is particularly relevant in guaranteeing sustainable human development. There is great difficulty encountered in developing appropriate planning which clearly reflects local needs for such public utilities in Brazil.
The use of information structures to track and guide the adoption of public policies based on concrete and reliable data is far below the level required for strategic development. On the other hand, ongoing policies in the field of e-government, notably the adoption of open software, and the increasingly consistent Importance assigned to the topic in government-run schools, are pathways that have already been paved, but they need to be made better use of.