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Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala advertisement. A Brief Description of the Guatemalan Economy Methodology and Preliminary Diagnostics Low Economic Growth and Investment Is Capital Accumulation Low?

Is investment financing readily available at a reasonable cost in Guatemala? International Comparison of Financing Conditions Are shallow, under-developed isma poorly regulated financial markets a drag on investment? Is private return to investment higher than the interest rate?

Social Returns to Economic Activity Human Capital Accumulation, Education and Returns Incomplete linkages to the external sector in Guatemlaa Adoption of New Technologies Does the tax structure hinder investment?

Is expropriation risk high in Guatemala?

Are there large externalities, spillovers or coordination failures? Are there information externalities that account for low levels of self-discovery?

Is informality of the economy and labor force a drag on investment? Is inflexibility in the labor market lowering the returns to otherwise appropriate investments?

Policy issues and reform sequencing Economic Volatility in Selected Countries Sector Contribution to Economic Growth In percentage Labor Informality by Economic Sector Average Savings Ratio in Selected Countries Market Capitalization and Investment Stylized Facts of Investment in the Formal Sector International Clustering by Financing Conditions International Clustering by Availability of Credit Literacy rate according to gender and ethnicity, Recent Evolution of Education in Guatemala Latin American and High Income countries Access to water and sanitation facilities Evolution of Returns to Schooling in Guatemala Mincer Equation and Indigenous Groups Returns to education for Migrants in the US International Trade in Selected Countries Average Average distance for groups of products Investment Climate from an International Perspective Statutory Tax Burden on Capital.

Average Income in the Formal and Informal Sectors Capital Accumulation in the Formal and Informal Sectors Labor Market conditions in Guatemala Labor Taxes in Guatemala Relative performance of Guatemala, GDP trend-cycle decompositions by economic sector Average Productivity and Output Growth, M2 and Credit to the Private Sector Global Competitiveness Index, Ranking in worst relative pillar situation and Income Level International Benchmarking, year Private sector share in secondary school, year Distribution of the Human Capital Stock in Guatemala Ranking in Telephony Coverage Cost of a 3-minute call to the US Internet users in the Americas.


Electricity Coverage in Selected Countries Electricity Consumption in Selected Countries Exports and the Real Exchange Rate Patent Applications in Selected Countries Spending in Research and Development in Selected Countries Intellectual Property Rights Index Kaufmann Indexes of Institutional Quality. Tax Revenues as a percentage GDP. Real Value Added in the Informal Sector The feedback and comments provided by seminar participants were extremely useful in the preparation of this paper.

Finally, we commend the efforts, financial and otherwise, of the Office of the Chief Economist of the IDB, in promoting and sponsoring economic research in the region.

Tearing Down the Wall: Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala 7 I. Background and Objectives Since the s countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have been searching for a strategy to improve economic performance and reduce poverty.

From a public policy perspective, bare identification of binding constraints is insufficient.

A Growth Diagnostics Methodology GDM has been developed recently that seeks to simultaneously resolve the identification, prioritization and sequencing issues that arise in the removal of binding constraints.

Objectives of the study This study aims at identifying and prioritizing constraints in such way that useful and specific policy recommendations would follow. The study will apply the GDM approach adjusting it as needed to fit country conditions.

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The paper identifies and prioritizes constraints guatemaa a “clinical economics” approach Sachsformulating a set of questions about constraints to competitiveness and growth and then looking for evidence to support the proposed answers. Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala 8 II. A Brief Description of the Guatemalan Economy Guatemala at a glance Guatemala is the largest country in Central America in terms of population almost 13 million. In addition, population is growing rapidly around 2.

Health indicators are similarly poor: Not surprisingly, the poverty rate is unusually high for a MIC, since over half of the population lives below the poverty line.

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The Peace Agreement as a milestone The civil strife ended in with the signing of a Peace Agreement. The long conflict deepened historical divisions, thwarted institutional development and weakened governance.

The Peace Agreement sought to establish an agenda of public policies to develop the country and reduce inequality, emphasizing social policies targeted to those who guateemala historically guateemala indigenous and rural populations.

The comparison is even less favorable when we look at high-growth emerging economies. Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala 9 Table 1. Per Capita GDP in constant international USD PPP Country Costa Rica 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, El Salvador 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, Guatemala 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, Honduras 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, Nicaragua 6, 4, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, South Korea 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 19, Singapore 6, 9, 10, 14, 19, 23, 26, Thailand 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, Malaysia 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, Indonesia 1, 1, 1, 2, oey, 3, 3, Asian Countries Average a 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, Source: Although with guatemal slower long term, growth in Guatemala have followed broadly the same regional pattern: This index is constructed dividing the standard deviation of each variable by its mean and multiplied by Country Slow policy and structural change Economic policies in Guatemala have followed closely the trend observed in other Latin American countries.


For example, in the fifties and sixties Guatemala guatemla import substitution guateala, controls on interest rates, a fixed exchange rate, credit targets and large-scale infrastructure investments.

As in other countries, import substitution turned out Tearing Down the Wall: Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala 10 to be unsustainable and created rigidities in the economy. When policy reforms were introduced in the eighties and nineties, the growth balance changed.

The GDP shares of manufacturing and agriculture have been falling steadily while the service sector has been rapidly growing.

Agriculture, although, remains an important sector in the economy, particularly in terms of employment generation. The services sector currently includes the most dynamic activities in the Guatemalan economy, including commerce, transport, power, telecommunications and banking.

The benefits and challenges of economic diversification The Guatemalan economy is now less ugatemala than it used to be.

Tearing Down the Walls: Growth and Inclusion in Guatemala

A more stable growth pattern reflects in part the dampening effects of increased economic diversification, since services tends to be less volatile than agriculture. The reduced volatility was also brought about by responsible macroeconomic management and the adoption of policies that dampen the impact of external shocks, such as interest rate liberalization and a floating exchange rate.

As a result, growth and inflation volatility of the Guatemalan economy are lower than regional averages.

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