The Fundação Getulio Vargas has been active for more than 70 years to stimulate Brazilian socioeconomic development, as well as contribute to the country's insertion in the international scenario. FGV has a long tradition and experience in the development of projects and research in the areas of public management, economics, law and social sciences, with a special focus on innovation, information technology, regulation, transparency and public policies.
The FGV was ranked the sixth best think tank in the world by the Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings 2018, prepared by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. It has also been elected, since 2016, as the best managed think tank in the world, and remains for a decade as the first in Latin America.
Recognized in other categories, the FGV also won first place in Latin America as the best social policy think tank, ranking fifth in the world. Besides this achievement, the institution ranks among the top ten: fourth best center for regional studies; sixth in advancements in research and innovation, seventh in transdisciplinary research and eighth in terms of institutional collaboration with two or more think tanks.
The Big Data for Sustainable Urban Development project is developed by a highly qualified multidisciplinary team, with extensive experience in the themes presented in this work. As an Executing Agency, FGV leads the work in cooperation with the IDB and the Steering Committee.