The Brazilian Development Bank, known as Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) is a federal public company associated with the Ministério da Economia (ME), a cabinet-level federal ministry in Brazil.
BNDES is one of the largest development banks in the world and its goal is to provide long-term financing for endeavours that contribute to the country's development.
At a glance
- President: Mr Joaquim Levy
- Sherpa: Leonardo Botelho Ferreira
- Location: Rio de Janeiro
- Website: http://www.bndes.gov.br