Panama: Public Policy Reform Technical Assistance Project Additional Financing

May 10, 2007

IBRD LOAN: US$6 million
TERMS: Maturity = 10 year; Grace Period = 2 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The objective of the Public Policy Reform Technical Assistance Project is to consolidate and deepen the reforms needed to accelerate growth and reduce poverty. In particular, the additional financing will enable the provision of technical assistance to: (i) expand the Government’s capacity to monitor economic data and improve macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation and improving the investment climate through legal reform; (ii) institutionalize the relevance, efficiency, and targeting of social programs by continuing to improve the quality of poverty data; and (iii) scale-up the impact of reforms affecting efficiency in public management.

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