Institute for Labour and Society Studies

The Institute for Labor and Society Studies (in Portuguese IETS - Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade), from which I am also an associate researcher, is a private, plural, nonprofit organization dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge about social issues and the diagnosis, assessment and design of public policies to fight poverty and inequality and improve quality of life.

Over a long relationship beginning in 2004, I had the opportunity to create and lead the development of several different online products, as magazines, survey platforms, reports, and systems. These are some of them:

Website and geotaged videos repository for Gente.Rio, a project made in collaboration with Porticus Latin America, that seeks to establish a virtual repository of testimonies to uncover, expose, illustrate, and bring to discussion the diversity that characterizes the life and pulse of the metropolitan city of Rio de Janeiro.

Website for Vozerio is an online magazine that spreads information, opinions, analyses, and debates about the Metropolis and the State of Rio de Janeiro, broadening the scope of discussions and thoughts on the region’s development to a wider audience.

Online platform for field data collection to help define the Tax Substitution Policy of the Rio de Janeiro State Treasury Office. The project surveys prices at the points of sale, to define the Tax Substitution policy of the State.

Website and online image bank for Estou Seguro (I’m Safe), a study commissioned by the Brazilian Insurance Federation (Fenaseg) to contribute with a methodological proposal to increase the access of the low-income population to microinsurance, based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of a series of socioeconomic, cultural, informational and institutional variables.

Online survey and interactive reports for the Brazilian participation in The Shifting Boundaries of the Changing Academic Profession, a multinational research that explores the changes that have taken place in the academic profession in recent years, their reasons and their consequences,
and how they impact the ability of the academic community to contribute to the development of the knowledge society and to achieve the economic, social and cultural development objectives of the countries.

Website for Rio Além do Petróleo, a series of debates to mobilize the different levels of government, business, academia, and civil society to formulate public policy guidelines and propose a development project for the State in a post-oil economy.