The Project is expected to have a highly developmental impact in Brazil
by upgrading public lighting and smart city infrastructure in Rio de
Janeiro. Brazil’s infrastructure spending is estimated to be less than two
percent of GDP, which is lower than the estimated depreciation of
existing assets. For this Project, the use of LEDs is expected to abate
Rio de Janeiro’s use of electricity for street lighting by between 40 and
60 percent. In addition, this Project will also support the city’s ongoing
digitalization of services, with expected improvements in resident
satisfaction in core areas such as public safety, traffic, and sewage
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Unlike many other development finance institutions, DFC does not currently have an access to information policy.
Under the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), DFC is obliged to respond to reasonably formulated requests for Agency records. However, DFC may apply exemptions from release to certain types of information and may charge fees in responding to requests. DFC has a designated FOIA officer who is trained in how to respond to requests and implement the law. You can learn more about filing a FOIA request at: https://www.dfc.gov/foia.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION (DFC)
The Office of Accountability is an independent office that addresses complaints about environmental or social issues related to DFC-supported projects. The office provides communities an opportunity to have concerns independently reviewed and addressed. If you submit a complaint to the Office of Accountability, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a problem solving dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the DFC complied with its policies to prevent environmental, social, human rights, and labor harms.
You can find more information about the Office of Accountability at: https://www.dfc.gov/who-we-are/office-accountability.