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Guatemala - Country assistance strategy progress report (English)

The last Country Assistance Strategy (report no. 18036, 1998) was designed to support programs aimed at ending the exclusion that has long characterized Guatemala's dualistic society and economy within a CDF-type framework that provided coordination with other donors and civil society. Bank assistance to Guatemala intensified considerably during the CAS implementation period. Assistance expanded considerably in the areas of policy analysis, civil society engagements, decentralization, and special focus on gender and indigenous issues. This Progress Report takes stock of the achievements and challenges faced in implementing the last CAS, updates information on economic development and prospects, and sets forth Bank assistance plans during the interim period until the next CAS is ready. The Bank's CAS objectives for FY02-03 remain consistent with those presented in the FY98 CAS. On a broad level, they continue to focus on poverty reduction by assisting Guatemala to secure implementation of the Peace Accords. The four interlinked development priorities remain relevant:)building social cohesion and strengthening participatory decision processes; 2) reducing poverty; 3) improving economic management to maintain stability and foster growth; and 4) modernizing the public sector to make it more effective at essential tasks. Areas currently receiving increased attention include the financial sector and governance. The next CAS will likely also emphasize health and malnutrition issues


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    Guatemala - Country assistance strategy progress report

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Guatemala - Country assistance strategy progress report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.