September 29, 2007

The National Development Plan to "Live Well"

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The government just officially published its national development plan and issued decree No. 29272, making it into law. After 20 months in office, the Morales government released its plan outlining how is it that Bolivia will develop economically and socially. The graph below, taken from the report, shows the government's concept.

In the graph you can see the greater role the government is supposed to play in the development question. In fact, it is the basis of the whole structure. What I still don't understand is what's neoliberalism doing there. But anyway, the structure is supposed to have four pillars: productive, dignity, democratic and sovereign. All this will require the cooperation of the state, private enterprise and the community.

For those of you who want to take a closer look, here is the whole plan. Although I have to warn, some links do not work yet.

Gabriel Loza Telleria, Planing Minister, said not only the private sector and the communal organizations had to follow this plan, but the international cooperation had to do it as well. He added the plan concentrates on fostering the participation of those it considered excluded. He called this "positive discrimination".