Capital Asuncion
Población 6.9 million
Esperanza de vida 75.77
Acceso al agua potable 77%
Alfabetización de adultos 94%
Mortalidad de menores de 5 años 24.68 per 1,000 live births
PIB per cápita $4,200


Strengthening the ability to define and apply water and sanitation policies
Paraguay struggles with considerable water and sanitation challenges. Only half of the poorest households have drinkable water, and only 10% of all sewage is treated. Paraguay's indigenous communities are particularly badly off: only 6% of households have drinking water, and only 3% have access to sanitation. The Joint Programme was aimed at increasing access to sanitation and potable water, with an emphasis on dispersed rural communities and indigenous populations.
Economic Capacities and Opportunities for Social Inclusion
This Joint Programme worked with the government of Paraguay to overcome youth employment challenges and their impact on migration, and laid the foundation for the implementation of a national policy on youth employment. The primary focus was domestic workers and disadvantaged youth at risk of migrating.