By Miguel Trillo
Panama faces today the need to provide better security and protection to its citizens. Crime and violence have increased in recent years, and they represent an important challenge for Panamanian authorities and public institutions. The government is determined to reduce levels of insecurity. On that ground, the government directed its effort in 2011 to designing, consulting and coordinating the national strategy on public security and civil conviviality. OIKO LOGICA is sending a budget support expert to assist the government of Panama in the formulation of a sector support programme in the field of citizens´ security, in close coordination with the relevant national institutions, particularly with the Ministry of Public Security. OIKO LOGICA will be working with SAFEGE in this European Union Assignment.