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Largest economy in Central America suffers from inequality

With roughly 15 million people, Guatemala has the largest population and the biggest economy in Central America. However, this growth has only aggravated the significant social inequality in the country. The wealth of the nation is concentrated in the hands of a few families, while the indigenous population is particularly affected by poverty. Weak institutions, considerable social inequality and high crime rates means the country has so far been unable to make full use of its potential. KfW Development Bank is supporting Guatemala in the fields of education and resource conservation.

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KfW Office Guatemala City

5a Avenida 17-49 Zona 14

Ciudad de Guatemala 01014

Guatemala City



+502 23 15 - 82 00


+502 23 15 - 82 00