The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Key partners

Ministry of the Presidency

UN agencies

Yucatan Fund of the Government of Mexico

UNOPS has supported partners in Panama since 2007, providing high-level technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies in the development of infrastructure, and in capacity building in project management.

Panama is home to UNOPS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. The team oversees projects in countries across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, the Caribbean region, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. UNOPS strongly focuses on developing capacity in the region by providing technical advisory services.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact from Panama

    • Implemented the 'Project for the design, contracting, construction and supervision of the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Aid' to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply of goods and services.
    • Enhanced national prison conditions, by improving infrastructure and incorporating structural elements of United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules).
    • Improved project execution capacities in the sectors of water and sanitation, health, education, and tourism infrastructure by strengthening the institutional structure of the Public Infrastructure Coordinating Unit.

  • 7.32%
    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: (2017)

    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: (2019)

    CO2 emissions
    CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

    Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

    Source: (2016)

  • Flag PA Contact Details

    UNOPS Panama

    Avenida Alberto Oriol Tejada,

    Ciudad del Saber


    Tel: +507 306 3600


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