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In 2016, Fundação Getulio Vargas climbed in a

number of important international rankings. Its

excellence as a think tank and higher education

institution was confirmed by a wide range of

national and internationalmetrics andevaluations.

These achievements are a source of pride and

encouragement for us. While celebrating its

72nd anniversary, FGV remains highly committed

to contributing to Brazil’s socioeconomic

development. This is our permanent mission, our

reason for being.

On the international stage, the institution

obtained some prestigious recognition last year.

FGV featured among the world’s top 10 higher

education institutions in a ranking published by

LinkedIn. FGV was the only representative of

Brazil, ranking ahead of renowned American and

European institutions.

FGV rose four places in the Global Go To Think

Tank Index Report, published by the University

of Pennsylvania, coming ninth in its ranking of

the world’s best think tanks and the leader in

Latin America for the eighth consecutive year. It

was also rated the world’s best-managed think

tank. Within Brazil, FGV schools came top in the

Brazilian Ministry of Education’s General Index of

Courses (IGC/MEC).

Among various public goods provided in 2016, we

shouldhighlight the launchof the“AhoradoEnem”

(“National High School Exam time”) platform, an

initiative organized by FGV in partnership with the

Brazilian Ministry of Education, which compiles a

series of content that students can use to study for

free outside their class time. A database of more

than 10,000 pages and 900 hours of video classes

can be consulted, as well as simulated exercises.

Another notable product is the newly updated

and extended version of

Atlas Histórico. Brasil

500 anos. (Historical Atlas. 500 years of Brazil.).

This free-to-access digital platform is one of the

largest databases on Brazilian history, providing

information on everything from the Age of

Exploration to the end of Luiz Inácio Lula da

Silva’s second administration. No other atlas of

Brazil has been published since 1998. The new

version has been enriched with text, photos and

audiovisual content.

In the economic area, we built three new indexes

last year, to improve understanding of the

Brazilian economy and support decision making:

the Economic Uncertainty Indicator for Brazil,

the Residential Real Estate Market Index, and the

Installed Capacity Usage Level indicator for the

services and construction sectors.

Another milestone in 2016 was the opening

of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in

Education Policies (CEIPE), which is associated

with Harvard University’s International Education

Policy Program. This is Brazil’s first think tank

designed to research and implement innovative

educational policies. CEIPE aims to use cutting-

edge knowledge to implement public policies that

can transform elementary education in Brazil.

Our results are encouraging and they should

be attributed to our most valuable asset – the

attraction and development of intellectual

capital. At FGV, achievements are just a bridge

to what is about to be built. There is no port of

arrival. We are always starting out.



Sergio Franklin Quintella

Vice president of Fundação Getulio Vargas