Management of the Unified Social Assistance System in Brazil

This Policy Brief aims to enhance the discussion around the organization of social protection programs in Brazil. It does so by examining the management of the Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS, by its acronym in Portuguese) in the context of programs and services directly linked to the system as well as those that have their implementation facilitated by SUAS. SUAS also plays a central role in the sector's strategic planning and ensures government adherence to national policies, programs, and services.