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The Ministry of Economy presented the new Country Partnership Framework (Marca Alianza Pais – MAP) with the World Bank Group. Mari Elka Pangestu, World Bank managing director of Development Policy and Partnerships made the presentation with Economy Minister Miguel Ceara-Hatton. Also present was the director of the World Bank for Central America and the Dominican Republic, Michel Kerf.

The MAP framework sets the priorities for development for the next five years and contemplates funding for up to US$1.8 billon for development projects in the Dominican Republic. The key areas are electricity, water, housing, health, social protection and environment. Among the goals is to improve the quality of public services, and increase the country’s resilience to climate change.

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