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The Guatemalan economy is the largest in Central America and has had a solid performance in the last five years. This economic stability, however, has not translated to a significant reduction in poverty and inequality. Measured by its GDP per capita, Guatemala is the fifth poorest economy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with persistently high rates of poverty and inequality.

Guatemala has the sixth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in LAC. Additionally, Guatemala is extremely affected by climate and weather events and its poorer populations are particularly vulnerable. Guatemala ranks ninth in the world for level of risk to the effects of climate change (World Bank, 2020).

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