Country planning for the next 5 years
I haven't been hanging out on the IADB (Inter American Development Bank) website for some time and I stopped by today to see if the new country strategy for Nicaragua had been posted. This is a plan that is developed taking into account both Nicaragua's development strategy and the one the bank has for the region. The plan, with a date of last October, covers the end of 2012 to 2017.
Check it out for a glimpse of the future. They identified the electrical power and transportation systems as impediments to growth so you will be seeing more improvements to both; more power lines going into rural areas, more road improvements and over 1,000 km more of paved roads. Other major areas of improvement are in health and early childhood care.
The document is really an overview. You need to look at individual projects to find the details. For instance, the Leon/Chinandega areas were targeted for road improvements and they mentioned a specific road near Jinotega, for which, if it ever lets me back into the transportation document, I will post details. :-)