Multi-dimensional Review of Panama - Vol. 1 - Initial Assessment

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Panama has exhibited remarkable economic growth and has reduced the gap in terms of income per capita with high-income countries. Social progress has also been achieved, mainly through the reduction of poverty and advances in some well-being dimensions. However, challenges remain with regard to overcoming the so-called middle-income trap and consolidating the middle-class. This first volume of the Multi-dimensional Country Review of Panama identifies the main barriers to further inclusive development. It highlights that promoting equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and improving the well-being of all citizens should be at the core of Panama’s development strategies.


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Chapter 1. Overview - Towards further sustainable development and inclusiveness in Panama
Chapter 2. Boosting productivity and value-added in Panama to keep up with growth
Chapter 3. Social inclusion in Panama
Chapter 4. Financing for Panama's development agenda
Chapter 5. Towards better institutions and sustainable development in Panama


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Estudio multidimensional de Panamá Volumen 1. Evaluación inicial Mensajes Principales