Nicaragua: Paving the way to faster growth and inclusion, Systematic Country Diagnostic

World Bank

This World Bank document diagnoses the economic situation in Nicaragua.

It argues that, despite the growth enjoyed in recent years, the poverty ratio continues to be high, mainly concentrated in rural areas. According to non-monetary indicators such as health, education, quality of life, access to drinking water and sanitation, it is one of the poorest countries.

Furthermore, the World Bank acknowledges that although there has been significant progress in reducing gender inequality, pointing to the participation of women in political posts and the high level of female entrepreneurship, there are still gender differences in the labour market.

Finally, the document identifies priority areas in which the government must focus its attention, so that by acting directly on these, it can achieve growth and sustainability in the country, reducing poverty rates and increasing inclusion, which is a key factor.