Belize was adversely impacted by the global economic crisis, which came on the heels of the 2008 food and fuel price increases, leading to a slowdown in growth and an increase in poverty. Recently, the country has begun its recovery with growth rates above 2.5%.
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October 7, 2014 — The World Bank Chief Economist for the region, Augusto de la Torre, discussed in this webcast how the current, low-growth environment could increase inequalities in Latin America.Read More »
October 1, 2014 — At 60%, Belize has the highest forest cover in Central America and the Caribbean, but it's under threat. Protecting the jungle could help reduce the effect of climate change in the country. Read More »