As a result of structural problems that inhibit the creation and reallocation of wealth, today there are more Mexicans living below the poverty line than in 1992. Income inequality jeopardizes national development since it has a negative impact on almost every economic, social and political aspect in Mexico, affecting variables as different as insecurity and the ability to raise tax revenue.
The inability of our economy to generate enough quality jobs drives our human capital to other countries and encourages informality and illegality. While we have improved the coverage of education and health services, the quality of those services is still an issue.
Mexico suffers from increasing environmental pressures such as deforestation, pollution of water bodies, soil erosion, mangrove’s destruction and overfishing of commercial marine species, just to name a few.
The diagnosis is not encouraging, but in CEESP we are convinced that a good institutional arrangement can make the difference. The proper design and evaluation of public policies can lead the country towards a sustainable growth path. Therefore, the area of Public Policy and Sustainable Development proposes public policies that aim at improving the quality of education, promote a healthy population, improve income distribution and foster the responsible use of natural resources.