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Urban Municipal Governance Project

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This project reduces the levels of violence in municipalities most at risk of violent crime, located in three regions along the border regions of Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, as well as in the central region around Guatemala City.

The objective of this activity is to reduce the levels of violence in municipalities most at risk of violent crime. Implementation will take place in 17 urban municipalities in three regions mainly along the border regions of Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, as well as in the central region around Guatemala City. The project has three key goals:

  1. Helping ensure that municipalities have strong participative planning and budgeting to improve the violence prevention service delivery processes;
  2. Improving living conditions through improved violence prevention services in high- crime, informal settlements; and
  3. Supporting efforts so that citizens in the most-at-risk communities are actively involved in municipal decision-making and accountability processes.

The project will implement long- and short-term primary and secondary prevention initiatives targeting risk factors identified in each community and prepare an evidence-based evaluation tool on those interventions to demonstrate to the municipalities and national government the best practices and lessons learned for future violence prevention activities.

This project is expected to run from January 27, 2017 through September 24, 2023 with an estimated total USAID investment of $46,358,261.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Tetra Tech.

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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