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GNI per capita of Panama is US$12,140 (2016, World Bank) and its Human Development Index is 0.788 (2015, UNDP), which are ranked as the highest socio-economic level among Central American nations. As regards its economy, the tertiary sector including the Panama Canal and the Colón Free Trade Zone composes roughly 75 percent of Panama's GDP, while the structures of the primary and secondary sectors remain vulnerable, and the economic disparity between the capital city and other regions is increasing. Also, measures on the environmental conservation front such as providing sewer infrastructure and waste management lag despite the high socio-economic level of development. JICA's support to Panama focuses on environmental conservation, poverty reduction in rural region and sustainable socioeconomic growth.

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JICA Panama Office
Marbella Office Plaza, Piso 8, Oficina 8A, Ave. Aquilino De la Guardia, Ciudad de Panamá
(Apartado 0832-00900 World Trade Center Panamá, Panamá, REPUBLICA DE PANAMA)

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March 22, 2021 Message from the Chief Representative
June 10, 2019 Topics & Events
April 16, 2019 JICA President Kitaoka Meets with Panamanian President Varela
May 23, 2018 Message from the Chief Representative
March 27, 2018 Activities in Panama

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March 22, 2023 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Panama
August 10, 2021 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Panama: Support for enhanced surveillance system for infectious diseases

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