Report can be found on IDB website here.
Belize has made significant strides in its development in recent years, yet there is far to go to achieve the vision for the country articulated in Horizon 2030. Achieving a higher quality of life for all Belizeans, now and in the future, requires more than economic growth: it requires a whole-system approach to development, as broadly reflected in the emerging Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Rekindling faster, sustained economic growth is arguably the most important development challenge for Belize. Economic growth is crucial for improving living standards, reducing poverty and strengthening macroeconomic sustainability. What are the binding constraints to economic growth in Belize? This study updates a growth diagnostic prepared for Belize in 2007, by reviewing Belize’s economic performance, applying the Hausmann, Rodrick, and Velasco methodology to Belize’s economic context and also by taking into account the private sector’s opinions on the constraints to private sector investment and growth.
The Abstract of Statistics is an annual publication that presents a wide range of statistics and other information on Belize. It is an invaluable source of information about a great many subjects, including population, health, education, unemployment, agriculture, inflation and the environment. This edition generally provides data up to 2011, however, there are a few series that could not be updated due to the lack of data at source. If the missing data should become available before the next edition of this publication, they will be published on the Institute’s website.