URUGUAY

JOINED PAGE in 2017

Context

Over the last decade, Uruguay has demonstrated strong economic growth as well as improvements to the social sector. The government remains committed to sustainability and green economy in pursuit of higher income, creation of new jobs, poverty reduction, equality and shaping the environment into one of its core pillars of economic development. Most notably, as of 2015, 93% of the electricity consumed in Uruguay came from a combination of renewable energy sources.

At the national level, Uruguay is currently undergoing several revisions to its national environmental policy, including the preparation of a National Development Strategy and a National Agenda for Infrastructure. The partnership with PAGE does not only aid in the formation of these policies, but also helps improving the planning capacities of the country to seize opportunities, minimize oscillations, and build economic resilience over the next few years. 

PAGE'S WORK IN URUGUAY

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

Existing PAGE collaboration with Uruguay include implementation of a strategy for waste management, green entrepreneurship programme development, and greening of value chains, including analysis of climate change implication.

STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY

STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY

PAGE acts as a platform for the exchange of knowledge within Uruguay and among partner countries. Key capacity building areas include overarching technical guidance, guidance on indicators and modeling, and guidance on attracting green investment in the country.