Country Program Evaluation: Panama (2005-2009)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This Country Program Evaluation (RE-359) covers the period from 2005 to 2009. OVE's most significant recommendation stemming from the analysis is that, if this is one of the new administration's priorities, the next strategy should design an assistance program aimed at closing the gap that exists between Panama City and Colón, and the rest of the country; and the program should be on a scale commensurate with the size of the problem. This means that the assistance program should work in a coordinated fashion on institutional strengthening issues at the regional and municipal level. A necessary condition for Panama to achieve its goal of resolving its duality problem is that the State must effectively reach the interior of the country.