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Revista de Administração Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-7612
VARELA, Carmen Augusta and MATSUMOTO, César Yojiro. Innovative public policy of income generation and local development: the case of the Câmara de Animação Econômica of the Itaim Paulista Subprefecture (CAE-IT), São Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp. 1059-1079. ISSN 0034-7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-76122012000400008.
The aim of this paper is to evaluate, through a single case study, the functioning of the Câmara de Animação Econômica da Subprefeitura do Itaim Paulista (CAE-IT), a mechanism by which it sought to promote work and income generation. The region has about 380,000 inhabitants, a high rate of violence and a large number of young people without access to basic education and no job offer. Thus, in 2005, the Subprefeitura do Itaim Paulista articulated with a series of partners developed the idea of CAE-IT. Initially, they sought to understand the local reality, through the analysis of secondary data. Then, there was a consultation with community health workers to understand what were the economic vocations of the region and in which public policy should focus on targeted efforts. The final decision was to focus on promotion of local productive arrangements involved in waste recycling.
Keywords : public policy; innovation; employment and income generation; local development.