The government’s efforts for improving the population’s situation are hindered by instability of the political systems, mismanagement and corruption. The economic situation in the country depends intensely on foreign countries because Ecuador gets its foreign currencies and money for the national budget from exporting oil and oil-related products as well as few agricultural goods.
At the moment, the country’s economy is weak due to low oil prices. These gains are also used for repaying foreign debts. Or these debts and interest are not paid as in 2009 – resulting in a lack of trust of possible external investors.
Furthermore, there is no certainty that improvements and offers stated by the government reach populations in need. This does not only refer to the health sector, but also to education. Many well-intentioned approaches fail from the beginning and improvement is not in sight as long as the majority of the population does not have continuous access to these existential parts of life.