Despite its status of middle-income country in terms of GDP, Panama still remains a society of sharp contrasts. The robust economic growth of today is a historic opportunity for progress in reducing poverty and inequality.
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This proposed Interim Strategy Note
(ISN) lays out a step-wise 24-month program that aims to
generate a more robust policy dialogue based on the
preparation and fin... Show More +dings of several core diagnostic
analytical pieces, a development policy loan ($60 million)
and a follow-on Rural Poverty Project ($35 million) in FY06.
Then building from this base, in FY07 the Bank would
undertake additional analytical work and would finance two
more poverty-focused investment projects ($65 million).
These measures, in turn, are expected to lead to the
development of a longer-term program of Bank support through
a new Country Assistance Partnership Strategy that would
cover FY08- 10 (to better align with the five-year national
election cycle). Show Less -