USAID/Honduras’s goal for its new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) is “A more prosperous, democratic, and secure Honduras where citizens, especially youth, are inspired to stay and invest in their future.” This goal is forward-looking, positive, and centers Hondurans in their own development. In addition, it is strongly aligned with the United States (U.S) Government priorities of security, prosperity, and governance under the Central America Strategy, the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR), and the Administration’s focus on reducing irregular migration from Honduras to the United States.

The following Development Objectives (DO) will contribute to achieving this goal: DO1) Socio-economic opportunities improved to reduce irregular migration; DO2) Democratic governance to meet citizens’ needs enhanced to reduce irregular migration; and, DO3) Justice and security improved to reduce irregular migration. These three DOs are all designed to address the multi-faceted, integrated drivers of irregular migration that also hold Honduras back on its J2SR.