Guatemala: K'atun 2032 National Development Plan

The Guatemalan government has formally introduced a comprehensive development plan which sets out long-term goals to accelerate economic growth.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Administration officials said the plan was created with the participation of multiple sectors represented in the National Council of Urban and Rural Development (CONADUR).

The 2032 K'atun National Development Plan contains five axes around which the actions to be implemented rotate, such as: Welfare for the people, Wealth for All, Natural resources for today and tomorrow, as well as the hub of Urban and Rural Guatemala and the state as guarantor of rights and driver of development.

It also involves the participation of citizens as a fundamental element posing a long-term vision with aims to institutionalize development planning at territorial, sectoral and institutional levels within the State and its agencies.

Read here the complete document - National Development Plan 2032 K'atun

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The government agenda is based on four areas: social welfare, public safety and social peace, environment and land management, competitiveness and innovation.

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President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica signed a law to use a US$9.2 million Inter-American Development Bank credit for the development of the Sixaola river basin, which Costa Rica shares with Panama.

Costa Rica's government is contributing US$2.8 million to make a total of US$12 million for a program of sustainable development in the region.

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