Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (Brazil)
|Formed||23 January 2004|
|Headquarters||Brasília, Distrito Federal|
|Annual budget||R$ 75,4 billion (2015)|
The Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (Portuguese: Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social e Combate à Fome, abbreviated MDS) is a cabinet-level federal ministry in Brazil. It was established in 2004 from the merger of the Special Ministry of Food and Nutritional Security, the Ministry of Social Assistance, and the Executive Secretariat of the Interministerial Manager Council of Bolsa Família. It administers Bolsa Família, the National Social Assistance Fund (SANF), Industry Social Service (SESI), Commerce Social Service (SESC), and Transport Social Service (SEST). The current Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger is Tereza Campello.
- Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 26. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
- Federative Republic of Brazil. Ministry of Social Development. "Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MSD)". Accessed 22 September 2013. (in English)
- Official site (in Portuguese)
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