Just announced in Punta del Este, Uruguay at Atlas Network's Latin America Liberty Forum 2023, Instituto Liberal de São Paulo is the winner of the 2023 Latin America Liberty Award!
Unemployment in Brazil has fallen to its lowest level in nearly eight years, and Instituto Liberal de São Paulo is a major reason why. Its support for Brazil’s Economic Liberty Law allows workers to enter hundreds of different types of low-risk jobs without burdensome government licensing. By mapping cities and states across Brazil that lacked such opportunities, Instituto Liberal de São Paulo convinced leaders in 52 municipalities to make more professions accessible to workers and entrepreneurs, benefiting over five million Brazilians to date.
“Across Latin America, think tanks are stepping up to prove that economic freedom is the secret to creating inclusive prosperity,” said Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips. “Atlas Network is proud to nominate these wonderful organizations for the Latin America Liberty Award and to celebrate the example they set for a region that has been facing rising illiberalism. From Brazil to Chile and Colombia, independent think tanks like our nominees are playing a vital role in charting the path to greater freedom and prosperity.”
The Latin America Liberty Award is part of the Templeton Freedom Award Prize program sponsored by Templeton Religion Trust—named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. In addition to Latin America, the program sponsors awards in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Its grand prize, the Templeton Freedom Award, is presented annually at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City. This year, the prize program will award $270,000 in grants to high-achieving organizations that make innovative contributions to economic freedom and human progress.