AGEXPORT’s Competitiveness department, through its ‘Export Competitiveness Observatory’, along with other public and private institutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Del Valle University and its ‘Sustainable Economy Observatory’ on June 20th, 2018.
With this agreement, the Environment Ministry, the Guatemalan Managers Association, the Agriculture Chamber, the National Competitiveness Program and the think tank ASIES joined AGEXPORT in its objective of strengthening Guatemala’s sustainable economic development through the promotion of public policies that promote investments and the creation of employment opportunities.
Guatemala needs to urgently improve its competitiveness and business environment rankings to attract higher national and foreign investment levels, generate more employment opportunities and achieve a higher economic growth. Earlier in the year, the government published its National Competitiveness Policy Plan 2018-2032. With it, the challenge is now for its execution. This public-private alliance was established to keep close eye on this Competitiveness Policy Plan and push for its execution, said Mrs. Claudia de Del Águila, Competitiveness Manager at AGEXPORT.
The ‘Sustainable Economy Observatory’ of Del Valle University is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and was launched on 2016 with the objective of promoting higher participation and contribution from civil society organizations, public sector institutions and private sector organizations on analysis, design and implementation of public policies in Guatemala.
This Observatory established its focus on: agriculture, environment, climate resilience, food safety, biodiversity conservation, competitiveness and developing a favorable environment for businesses.