Brazil Science and Technology in the States
Science and Technology in the States
State budgets allotted about US$300 million for science and technology
in 1991, with the state of São
Paulo accounting for 40 percent of spending, and the states
de Janeiro, and Bahia accounting for 35 percent. After 1988 most Brazilian states established
in their constitutions a fixed percentage of their budgets to be
given to the state-level science and technology sector. They followed
the example of São Paulo, which provides the FAPESP (São
Paulo State Federation to Support Research) with about 1 percent
of state tax revenues (this amounted to about US$60 million in 1991).
However, São Paulo is the only state where the constitutional
rule is followed strictly.