"In Chaco, access to opportunities is not a resource problem, but inefficiency in public spending," states José Molinas-Vega, World Bank senior economist.
The expert took part in the seminar "Communities of Opportunities: Exchange of South-South Experiences", which gathered 40 mayors from the province of Chaco, officials from the Ministry of Planning and Environment, NGO representatives and two Chilean experts.
The World Bank supports this initiative. In fact, a paper produced by the Bank concludes that with a more efficient expenditure Chaco can reduce extreme poverty and improve access to housing, preschool attendance and completion of high school on time.
Governor Jorge Capitanich considered that access to opportunities had increased in the province, mainly for the efforts done in health and education, called for communities to monitor government actions.