OVERVIEW

Political Stability:  President Evo Morales began his third term in office as Bolivia's president on January 22nd 2015.

Rising Economy: Between 2012 and 2015 Bolivia's GDP grew at an average of 5.5%, leading growth in South America in the last two years despite the international crisis. In addition, Bolivia has tripled the size of its economy in the last nine years, presenting a moderate inflation, reduced public debt (debt 12.4% of GDP and the external one 19.1%) and an increase of international reserves.

International Support: During the year 2016 CAF has approved US$ 500 million in credit for infrastructural projects. The current portfolio of the World Bank comprises 10 active projects in the amount of US $ 1,057 million. Also, four new US $ 525 million operations in the water and sanitation, irrigation and energy sectors are under preparation between 2017-2019, with a focus on generating resilience and preventing risks associated with climatic factor. IADB projected support for the period 2016-2020 is US$ 3167 million sovereign guaranteed approvals.

Strong investment: according to their new 2016-2020 social and economic plan Bolivian Government pledged US$48.6bn in infrastructure and energy investments over the next five years. Investments are planned in highways, airport, railways, housing, telecommunications and water. 

Location: Bolivia is located in the heart of South America. As a result, for most landlocked countries transportation infrastructure plays a crucial part in facilitating intraregional trade.

Infrastructure Opportunities: next four years Bolivian government plans the following investments:
- Infrastructure: USD 9,472 million (roads, hospitals, airports,etc.)
- Railways : USD 7,000 million
- Energy: USD 4,000 million