Between 2020 and 2021, Panama participated in 118 cooperation initiatives. Most of them were implemented in the framework of Bilateral SSC (48%), followed by Regional SSC programs (41%) and Triangular Cooperation actions and/or projects with other stakeholders (11%). Costa Rica, Honduras and the Dominican Republic stand out among its main partners.
Panama mainly participated in these exchanges as recipient, especially in Bilateral SSC actions and projects (45 out of 57) and in most Triangular Cooperation initiatives (10 out of 13). The exercise of this role resulted in capacity strengthening in topics related to Health, Disaster management and Strengthening institutions and public policies. Meanwhile, as provider, it was able to support other countries’ experience in Health and Peace, public and national security and defense, among other sectors, through 10 initiatives.
The overall participation of this Central-American country in the 2020-2021 period contributed to the region’s achievement of SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 13 (Climate action).