The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

PY country flag Paraguay

key partners

Comptroller General of the Republic

ITAIPU Binacional

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence

Ministry of Education and Science

Ministry of Public Works and Communications

UNOPS in Paraguay supports our partners’ efforts to enhance socio-economic development across the country in a range of areas. This includes building the capacity of family agriculture, helping to reduce poverty, supporting the development of public private partnerships and improving access to health and education infrastructure.

Since 2010, UNOPS has supported initiatives to modernize family agriculture through agricultural mechanization, conservation agriculture and reforestation projects – helping to increase productivity and improve economic opportunities for families living in poverty and extreme poverty.

In addition, UNOPS supports efforts to improve transparency and efficiency in the public sector, in support of Paraguay’s national development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Paraguay

    • Procured medical equipment and supplies for more than 20 health centres to help strengthen their capacity and provide timely care to patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • Distributed +21.5 million meals in community kitchens to improve food security, serving approximately 230,000 vulnerable people daily for a 7 month period during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Supported family farming projects with a focus on technological modernization and improving access to markets, benefiting +79,000 families living in poverty in rural settlements.
    • Rehabilitated six agricultural schools, hosting 524 students, to support the training of leaders and technical professionals in environmental and agricultural areas.

  • 6.65%
    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)

    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: (2021)

  • Flag PY Contact Details

    UNOPS Paraguay

    Papa Juan XXIII N°2581

    Edificio Skypark, Piso 11, Torre 3

    Barrio Las Lomas



    Tel: +595 21 3281210


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