The private at the public's service: the third sector and Viva Rio movement


  • Fátima Bayma
  • Leila Martins
  • Ricardo Rohm
  • Sheyla Costa


NGOs, third sector, non-profit organization, public / private.


This article concentrates particularly on non-governmental organizations (NGO's) which constitute the third sector. It deals with the origins and evolution of NGO's in the world and in Brazil, and discusses their relations to the State and to international financial agencies, and their role in the core of civil society.

The article focus on the perspective of the emergence of the third sector, which believes in pluralistic actions as a way of facing great questions, such as urban violence. Viva Rio movement is a relevant example, described in this article, of this articulation between different social agents.



How to Cite

Bayma, F., Martins, L., Rohm, R., & Costa, S. (1995). The private at the public’s service: the third sector and Viva Rio movement. Brazilian Journal of Public Administration, 29(4), 182 a 193. Retrieved from