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Multi-dimensional Review of Paraguay

Volume 3. From Analysis to Action

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Paraguay has set itself ambitious development goals for 2030. To achieve them, it will have to tackle two major challenges: buttressing sources of sustainable economic prosperity and putting the country on a more inclusive development path. Progressing towards a more inclusive society will require a broad and vigorous reform agenda. First, the country’s healthcare system requires systemic reform to widen its coverage, reduce Paraguayans’ vulnerability in the face of health risks and increase the efficiency of health service provision. Second, the social protection system needs to overcome its fragmentation and become more effective in delivering the right services and risk management tools to citizens according to their needs. In particular, the pension system requires reforms to increase its coverage and become more equitable and more sustainable. Third, the quality and the inclusiveness of its education and training system need to be strengthened to generate the skills the economy needs, and provide opportunities to all. Based on the analysis and recommendations undertaken in Volumes 1 and 2 of this Multi-dimensional country review, this report identifies key areas for action and presents targeted action plans to kick-start reform. The report also provides a dashboard of monitoring indicators to support the reform agenda in the country.

English Also available in: Spanish

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Priorities for inclusive development in Paraguay: Summary of multidimensional analysis

Paraguay has experienced strong growth since the 2000s, supported by a solid macroeconomic policy framework. The country has set itself ambitious goals to adopt a development path that is more inclusive, efficient and transparent. To achieve those goals, it will have to tackle major challenges and implement a broad and vigorous reform agenda. The Multi-dimensional Review of Paraguay was carried out to support the country in achieving its development objectives. This chapter explains the process of implementing the Multi-dimensional Review in Paraguay and summarises the main obstacles related to the Sustainable Development Goals (people, prosperity, planet, peace and institutions, and partnerships). It then presents the country’s main cross-cutting challenges – namely, moving along a more inclusive development path and laying the foundations for sustainable growth – as well as the main results of the detailed analysis in Volume 2 of this review.

English Also available in: Spanish

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