The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Panama

Key partners

Government of Panama

UN agencies

Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

UNOPS provides its national partners with technical advice and supports the implementation of complex projects by providing infrastructure, procurement and project management services.

Our experts are helping to strengthen national capacity to increase education opportunities, support regional humanitarian assistance programmes, and provide sustainable, inclusive and resilient infrastructure solutions.

By applying international best practices and standards, UNOPS helps increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector and improve living standards for the people of Panama.

In addition, UNOPS provides human resources support to other United Nations agencies, supporting their efforts to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact from Panama

    • Supporting the National Institute of Vocational Training for Human Development (INADEH) to provide updated and modernized educational training programmes for some 120,000 people a year in an effort to close the skills gap and boost economic opportunities.

    • Supported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by improving its infrastructure and helping build institutional capacity.

    • Managed the design and construction of the Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance and continues to provide technical assistance in the management of the Hub’s facilities.

    • Helped improve project implementation in key sectors including water and sanitation, health, education and tourism by strengthening the capacity of Panama government’s 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: data.worldbank.org (2017)

    4.25M
    Population
    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: data.worldbank.org (2019)

    2.65
    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: data.worldbank.org (2016)

  • Flag PA Contact Details

    UNOPS Panama

    Avenida Alberto Tejada

    Ciudad del Saber, Edificio 103

    Panama

    Tel: +507 306 3600

    Email: papc@unops.org

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