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This project uses a community-based development approach to strengthen the voices of underrepresented groups, facilitating inclusive bargaining processes to select priorities for development projects in the Western Highlands.
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This project uses a community-based development approach to strengthen the voices of underrepresented groups, facilitating inclusive bargaining processes to select priorities for development projects in the Western Highlands.

The objective of this activity is to empower citizens to identify and address their development needs by defining and implementing community development plans. The goal is to support at least 200 communities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands using a community-based development approach to identify development priorities, ranging from increasing access to schools and community centers to expanding drinking water supplies and sanitation services. The activity also engages with the private sector and other donors to ensure sustainable results. It will establish a community development fund to finance social infrastructure, among other projects.

This project is expected to run from September 21, 2016 through September 20, 2023 with an estimated total USAID investment of $50,000,000.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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