The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Ministry of the Presidency
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.
- 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.
- 8.03%Health expenditureHealth expenditure, total (% of GDP)
Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2014)