Value to promote research this year was not included in the government’s budget; new date has not yet been set
O Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said on Tuesday, 18, that prepares a plan to carry out the Demographic Census in 2022, after the decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to suspend the survey this year. In a note, the board of the agency stated that the project will describe the demands for resources needed for the research, which still has nothing defined. “The priority now is to close the proposal, as there is an urgent need to recompose the budget to complete essential preparatory steps throughout 2021,” he informed. “After the work plan has been prepared, meetings will be resumed with the technical, consultative and operational areas, which will define the best conditions and the appropriate period for the 2022 Census to take place.”
The Court decided that the Census should be carried out next year when analyzing a determination by Minister Marco Aurélio Mello for the Executive to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the realization of the survey. In the minister’s order, in reaction to an injunction request made by the Maranhão government, the survey should be carried out later this year. The survey, which was carried out for the last time in 2010, was scheduled for 2020, but was postponed to this year due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
O Ministry of Economy announced in late April that the Budget 2021 sanctioned by President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) did not provide resources to carry out the Census, estimated at approximately R $ 2 billion. Days later, Marco Aurélio accepted the request of the Maranhão government and determined that the research be carried out this year. In response, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes stated that the lack of funds was not the responsibility of the federal government, and that the exclusion of the amount for carrying out the survey was approved by Congress when approving the budget item.