World Bank-Dominican Republic Partnership

By Aimee Rae Ocampo 20 March 2015

A slum in Dominican Republic, where poverty and unemployment are still rampant. Photo by: somebody_ / CC BY-NC-SA


Despite surpassing average growth levels of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean for the past decades, poverty and unemployment remain rampant in the Dominican Republic. Rural areas continue to be the most impoverished, while urban areas are beginning to experience an increase in poverty rates. Women are significantly more vulnerable as inequalities in both income and employment opportunities prevail.

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Aimee Rae Ocampo

In her role as editor for business insight, Aimee creates and manages multimedia content and cutting-edge analysis for executives in international development. As the manager of Development Insider, Devex's flagship publication for executive members, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest news, trends and policies that influence the business of development.

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