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US$ 50.05 million

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US$ 29.72 million

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The Context

Uruguay has a high per capita income, low levels of inequality and poverty, and almost a complete absence of extreme poverty. It has a stable outlook with a low risk credit rating. 

Uruguay exports agricultural commodities – including beef, wool and rice – and has a well-developed agro-industry that draws on Uruguay's natural resources. Despite this, small-scale farmers face growing difficulties in accessing increasingly competitive domestic and international markets.  

Poverty reduction is a priority for the Government, which has implemented a range of social and economic policies to combat it and to widen social inclusion. Despite this, some vulnerable rural people continue to live in poverty and isolation. 

Country Facts

Uruguay has faced multiple droughts in recent years. 

One in four adults are obese. 

Uruguay has the lowest prevalence of food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

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SIGNED Financing agreements signed

ONGOING Under implementation

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