The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

Government of Nicaragua

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Inter-American Development Bank

World Bank

International Monetary Fund

European Union

UNOPS in Nicaragua supports the government to drive sustainable development and make progress on the 2030 Agenda. Providing a range of procurement, project management and infrastructure services, UNOPS supports emergency response efforts, improves housing, roads and other critical infrastructure, and enhances access to water and sanitation, education and quality healthcare.

With a focus on strengthening national capacity, UNOPS provides technical advice and supports projects across the country to enhance the transparency, efficiency and sustainability of public procurement and national infrastructure.

Key Information


    • Helping respond to Nicaragua’s short-term needs and the long-term impacts of COVID-19 through the implementation of health infrastructure projects and the procurement of vaccines, medical goods and laboratory supplies.

    • Supporting partners’ emergency response efforts as they respond to natural disasters. This includes helping to reestablish services and economic activities in critical sectors, building resilient infrastructure such as housing and roads, and strengthening the capacity of fisheries on the Caribbean coast.

    • Supporting the government of Nicaragua to strengthen public institutions by providing technical assistance and supervision of projects and programmes under the Multisectoral Program for Economic Reactivation and Social Protection.

  • 8.3%
    Current health expenditure
    Current health expenditure (% of GDP)

    Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

    Source: (2020)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2022)

  • Flag NI Contact Details

    UNOPS Nicaragua

    United Nations Building

    400 metres south of Rotonda El Güegüense Managua


    Tel.: +505 226 617 01


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