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Health and Education Policy Project Plus (HEP+)

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This project supports targeted sector reform and central-level planning and policies in the education, nutrition, and health sectors; and the development of civil society capacity to undertake advocacy and accountability efforts and promote a policy dialogue among national, departmental, and local stakeholders.

This project supports targeted sector reform and central-level planning and policies in the education, nutrition, and health sectors; and the development of civil society capacity to undertake advocacy and accountability efforts and promote a policy dialogue among national, departmental, and local stakeholders.

This activity focuses on supporting targeted sector reform and central-level planning and policies in the education, nutrition, and health sectors. The project also supports the development of civil society capacity to undertake advocacy and accountability efforts and promote a policy dialogue among national, departmental, and local stakeholders. This project develops information system tools to expand accountability and transparency efforts in education, nutrition and health through civil society watchdogs and networks, and developed a pilot decentralization model.

Decentralization processes empower local municipal governments to improve health and education services. Educational opportunities, entrepreneurship and/or employment strengthen community rootedness and address the root causes that drive young Guatemalans to migrate from the Western Highlands to the United States, such as lack of health services and quality education and limited employment opportunities.

This project is expected to run from February 18, 2016 through September 27, 2022 with an estimated total USAID investment of $28,594,474.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Palladium Group.

Related Links

  • Country Development Cooperation Strategy

    Prosperity in Guatemala

    USAID works with the people of Guatemala to improve health and education outcomes and create new opportunities for investment, job growth, and expanded markets. Learn more

  • Country Development Cooperation Strategy

    Youth

    USAID promotes youth engagement to ensure that they have a role in decision-making and a voice in Guatemala’s future. Learn more

  • Country Development Cooperation Strategy

    Women

    USAID works to make Guatemala a more equal society by reducing gender gaps in access to resources, services, participation and time use. Learn more

  • Development Sector

    Health and Nutrition

    Health and nutrition interventions are part of USAID’s integrated efforts focused on improving economic growth and social development in five departments of the Western Highlands region of the country, where historically underserved and excluded rural populations live. Learn more

Last updated: August 26, 2021

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