19 de marzo de 2015. El Grupo del Banco Mundial aprobó un préstamo 100 millones de dólares para Paraguay, que será utilizado en parte para apoyar los esfuerzos del Gobierno para mejorar la equidad tributaria.
Santiago Peña Palacios, Paraguay’s Minister of Finance, said the loan “will allow us to take an important step towards strengthening specific social programs, as well as fiscal sustainability, equity, and transparency.”
“We intend to accompany a sustained reduction in poverty levels that is reflected in renewed growth, with better-targeted social programs,” Jesko Hentschel, World Bank Director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay said. “Improvement in fiscal policy will favor the sustainability of social programs; in this way we will contribute to improving the living conditions of the poorest 40 percent of Paraguayans.”
The project falls under the World Bank’s 2015-2018 Country Partnership Strategy with Paraguay, which supports the country’s efforts to reduce extreme poverty to nine percent by 2018 and increase income levels among the poorest 40 percent of the population.