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In the early years of the 21st Century

Description: Description: Paraguay

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Paraguay is experiencing more frequent extreme events, including intense rainfall and heat waves. These occurrences have a negative impact across various sectors. In recent years, widespread flooding has affected tens of thousands of people in South America, with Paraguay being particularly hard hit. Heavy summer rainfall led to the worst flooding in decades, resulting in the evacuation of approximately 90,000 people from their homes.adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Paraguay

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 16 November 2020]

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[accessed 4 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - landlocked Paraguay – fifth-largest soy producer in the world - has a commodity-based market economy, distinguished by a large informal sector but hampered by corruption, deficient infrastructure, and limited progress on economic reforms

GDP - per capita (PPP): $12,800 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 26.5%

industry: 18.5%

services: 55% (2008 est.)

Unemployment rate: 5.7% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 22.2% (2015 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 84 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 16.9 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.9 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 1.37 physicians/1,000 population (2018)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 93.1% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 98.4% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Paraguay

[accessed 28 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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The World Bank in Paraguay

[accessed 21 April 2021]

Thanks to its sound and predictable macroeconomic bases; solid financial system; poverty reduction and other policies, Paraguay has seen an extraordinary growth in the past few years, paving the way to economic success with social inclusion.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 8 December 2020]

Paraguay suffered for years from runaway inflation. The IMF joined the US government in 1957 in providing for stabilization loans that enabled Paraguay to establish a free exchange system and accelerate the pace of public investment.

An economic reform package instituted in the early 1990s included judicial reform, a macro-economic stabilization program featuring fiscal austerity, liberalization of the exchange rate, and efforts to privatize state-owned enterprises.

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