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Mexico - Country assistance strategy (English)

This Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Mexico seeks to support the government in achieving three overall objectives: social improvement; removing obstacles to sustainable growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability in the context of globalization; and enhancing public governance. Key among the operations is lending for social development (poverty reduction, basic education, basic health care, rural development in marginal areas). Efforts to support a faster, more efficient, more sustainable growth path will take the form of policy-based lending, investments, and analysis in the fiscal, financial, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors, coupled with extensive use of Global Environmental Facility-led activities for the protection of the environment. Finally, more effective public governance will continue to be fostered through lending and analysis in regards to decentralization, and through new support initiatives in the areas of tax administration, commercial dispute resolution, and governance mechanism. Several risks are implicit: fiscal imbalances in the period leading to the presidential elections, macroeconomic and financial instability, unexpected deterioration in social conditions, lack of sufficient funding. Fortunately, suitable risk-mitigating factors as well as encouraging general policy positions are in place.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Mexico - Country assistance strategy

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