Paraguay is a country located in the heart of South America, with a population of approximately 6.800.000 inhabitants. From 2011 to 2017, Paraguay achieved annual average economic growth rate of 4.2%, compared to an average of 2% in the Latin American region. Agricultural and agro-industrial activities has driven this growth, whose comparative advantages lie in the exploitation of natural resources. However, this growth was not enough to reduce poverty and inequalities.
Due to the economic and social challenges of the country, the government of Paraguay prepared the National Development Plan 2030 around three indicators: "Poverty reduction and social development", "Inclusive economic growth" and "Insertion of Paraguay in the World".
In order to contribute more effectively to the National Development Plan, JICA Paraguay has considered necessary to review its priority areas of cooperation focusing on: 1) Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock, 2) Infrastructure, 3) Industrial Development, 4) Water and Sanitation, 5) Disability and Development and 6) Primary Health Care and Nutritional Health.
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|January 27, 2023||JICA Paraguay Office|
|December 6, 2022||Activities in Paraguay|
|March 16, 2022||JICA Paraguay Office|
|August 18, 2021||Activities in Paraguay: Map of JICA Major Projects in Paraguay|
|July 21, 2021||Message from the Chief Representative|
|December 8, 2021||JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Paraguayan Foreign Minister Acevedo|
|September 2, 2021||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Paraguay: Contributing to stable and efficient power supply to the metropolitan area of Asunción through the construction of a 500kV transmission line and implementation of energy efficiency measures|
|August 31, 2020||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Paraguay: Contributing to the improvement of living conditions in the metropolitan area of Ciudad del Este through providing safe and efficient water and sewage services and renovating energy-efficient water and sewage facilities|
|November 21, 2019||JICA receives a National Order of Merit from the Government of Paraguay: Contribution to the development of Paraguay spans over 40 years|
|December 4, 2018||Signing of Grant Agreement with Paraguay: Supporting efficient transportation in the Paraguay River Basin with the procurement of a dredger|