Competitiveness is a serious business in Panama. Improving competitiveness is the primary task of the Ministry of the Presidency's Economic Secretariat, which coordinates all institutions involved.
The World Economic Forum classified the country as the second most competitive country in the region, after Chile. The goal is dear. "We want to be the most competitive economy in Latin America," says Trade and Industry Minister Roberto Henriquez.
In order to reach that goal, the Ministry of Education is reforming the national school curriculum and distributing laptops, to each elementary and high school student in the country. It also increased resource allocations to the National Institute of Professional Training for Human...