RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The number of Brazilian families in extreme poverty registered in the country's CadÚnico (Unified Registry) will increase by 11.8% by 2022.
The federal government created the Unified Registry in collaboration with municipalities. The data shows who the low-income families in Brazil are and how they live. Citizens who register on the platform and keep their data up to date are eligible for social programs such as 'Auxílio Brasil' (government survival assistance).
With over 211 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth-most . . .