Multi-dimensional Review of Panama

Volume 3: From Analysis to Action

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This MDCR is designed to help Panama formulate development strategies, and identify and support the policy reforms needed to achieve further sustainable and inclusive development. This review comes at a time when Panama is achieving high economic growth but further policy action is needed to expand socio-economic benefits across all economic sectors, regions and households.


From a dual economy towards an inclusive and sustainable high-income country

Panama is embarking on a new reform agenda to transition from a dual economy to sustainable and inclusive high-income country. After almost three decades of strong macroeconomic performance, poverty reduction and advances in some well-being dimensions, prosperity has not translated into social benefits for the whole population. Today Panama is classified as a high-income country but faces the challenges of adopting a new development model to ensure prosperity is to the benefit of all Panamanians. This overview chapter summarises and highlights the main analytical work carried out in Volumes 1 and 2 of the Multi-dimensional Review of Panama to promote further inclusive development.



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