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Benin - Country partnership framework for the period of FY19-FY23 (Inglês)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) sets out the strategy for how the World Bank Group will support Benin in achieving higher rates of economic and social well-being over the period FY19-FY23. The Republic of Benin is a small country with a large potential for improving the well-being of its people. With a population of roughly 10.9 million people, Benin is renowned for the stability of its democratic system of government (since 1990). It is endowed with relatively fertile agricultural land, a long border shared with the region’s economic giant, Nigeria, and a strategic location as a hub connecting coastal and landlocked countries to the north. Despite these advantages, Benin’s development indicators are among the world’s lowest: the absolute number of people living in poverty has increased in recent years and conditions are particularly bad for women, people living in lagging regions in the north of the country, and young job-seekers. The country is also highly exposed to the environmental and social consequences of climate change, affecting agriculture productivity, health, food security, economic development, physical infrastructure, and water resources. The Government of Benin (GoB) proposes to improve its state of development through its Government Action Program 2016-2021 (Programme d’Actions du Gouvernement [PAG]). Adopted at the outset of the recently elected (2016) government of President Patrice Talon, the PAG starts with the premise that given Benin’s long history of democratic stability, its natural resource endowment, and its strategic location within West Africa, it can achieve much higher rates of economic and social well-being through a three-pronged approach: (a) consolidation of democracy, the rule of law, and good governance; (b) structural transformation of the economy; and (c) improvement of social wellbeing. The PAG is premised on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (embodying its related goals (SDGs) as well as the Paris climate agreement.

Detalhes

  • Data do documento

    2018/06/06

  • TIpo de documento

    Documento sobre Estratégias de Assistência ao País

  • No. do relatório

    123031

  • Nº do volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • País

    Benin,

  • Região

    África,

  • Data de divulgação

    2018/07/07

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Board Meeting Date

    2018-07-05T00:00:00Z

  • Nome do documento

    Benin - Country partnership framework for the period of FY19-FY23

  • Palavras-chave

    access to information and communication technology; Completion and Learning Review; high rate of population growth; external debt sustainability; negative impacts of climate change; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise; effect of climate change; resilience to climate change; human capital; access to drinking water; efficiency of public spending; infant and child mortality; total factor productivity growth; impact of climate change; access to primary education; real gross domestic product; management of public service; Levels of Educational Attainment; economic empowerment of woman; risk sharing facility; quality of public service; current account deficit; comparative advantage; decline in poverty; high productivity jobs; Political Economy; agricultural productivity; health and nutrition; Promoting Private Sector; lack of competitiveness; domestic private sector; public service delivery; Finance for Development; risk of debt; trade and competitiveness; Natural Resource Management; Rule of Law; Access to Electricity; macroeconomic and fiscal; consumer price index; international labour organization; sustainable poverty reduction; special economic zone; Public Debt Management; per capita income; investment in mining; international poverty line; public investment management; implementation of reform; financial service sector; rapid population growth; female labor force; regional stock exchange; domestic revenue mobilization; Exchange rate policies; justice sector reform; exchange rate policy; gross national income; political risk insurance; physical capital accumulation; gross capital formation; foreign direct investment; investment in capital; private sector solution; job creation rate; expansionary fiscal policy; Public Financial Management; sea level rise; high population growth; population growth rate; agricultural trade balance; source capital; area of infrastructure; deficiency in quality; improved sanitation facilities; future climate change; weak judicial system; access to health; extreme weather event; allocating public resources; safety net system; regional trade integration; natural capital account; informal economic activity; Early Childhood Development; adult literacy rate; impact of shock; Social Safety Nets; private sector employment; inequality of opportunity; opportunities for corruption; intimate partner violence; land use right; agriculture and forestry; public sector debt; balance of payment; current account balance; terms of trade; domestic resource mobilization; net present value; private sector financing; human capital accumulation; dimension of governance; gross enrollment rate; impact of flood; access to land; inclusion of women; Agricultural Value Chain; lack of incentive; fruit and vegetable; means of production; access to finance; factor of production; high poverty rate; estimates of poverty; Poverty & Inequality; international development agency; living in poverty; millennium challenge; transmission and distribution; gender and development; point of departure; natural resource endowment; landlocked country; Social Protection; informal sector; equitable access; rural area; private investment; strategic location; civil society; poverty incidence; gender imbalance; Natural Resources; governance challenge; business environment; climate shock; lagging region; digital economy; agricultural potential; poor community; inclusive development; vulnerable group; external shock; export trade; fiscal deficit; poverty profile; Business Climate; governance system; good governance; Public Services; convergence criteria; political context; low-productivity agriculture; extreme poverty; baseline scenario; poor household; regional initiative; citizen participation; international market; infrastructure challenge; transit corridor; IEG evaluations; spatial inequality; stakeholder consultation; investment operation; governance issue; rural transportation infrastructure; rural population; guiding principles; commodity price

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