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In the early years of the 21st Century


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The World Factbook - Slovakia

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 17 November 2020]

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[accessed 9 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - economic reforms implemented after 1998 have placed Slovakia on a path of strong growth; small, open economy driven mainly by automobile and electronics exports

GDP - per capita (PPP): $33,100 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 3.9%

industry: 22.7%

services: 73.4% (2015 est.)

Unemployment rate: 8.1% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 12.3% (2015 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 5 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.8 years

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

Physicians density: 3.42 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 100% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Slovakia

[accessed 8 March 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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Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 9 January 2021]

Slovakia is continuing the difficult transformation from a centrally controlled economy to a market-oriented economy with some measure of success.

In 2000 the government implemented austerity measures that helped to bring inflation down to 7.3% in 2001 and 3.1% in 2002. Unemployment remains a serious concern, at 19.8% in 2001 and 17.2% in 2002.

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