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Uruguay stands out in Latin America for being an egalitarian society and for its high per capita income, low level of inequality and poverty and the almost complete absence of extreme poverty.
Two main characteristics —a solid social contract and economic openness— paved the way to the reduction in poverty and the promotion of shared prosperity that Uruguay successfully followed in the last decade.
Over the next years, Uruguay will rehabilitate 890 kilometers of roads and will improve an additional 260 kilometers to reduce traffic accidents.
Acting Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean Region
World Bank Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
World Bank Resident Representative in Uruguay