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  • Through USAID support to civil society networks, youth is empowered to advocate for education, health, employment, security, transparency and social justice in Guatemala, through the use of artistic expression.

  • For more than 25 years, USAID has fostered the development of community forestry concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. These concessions are a global model for meeting the twin goals of conservation and development.

  • USAID Guatemala health and education projects design activities in support of better health and nutrition interventions, through the proper care and use of water sources.

  • USAID projects in Guatemala promoted the women connect challenge, launched for Women's Day, to empower women through the use of digital technology.

  • U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley's visit to Guatemala underscored the United States' strong ties and partnerships in the region focusing on anti-corruption and counter narcotic efforts.

About Guatemala

High levels of violence and insecurity, and historic inequality in Guatemala contribute to increased crime rates, high levels of poverty, and some of the lowest social development indicators in Latin America.  Guatemala also is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.  However, Guatemala also has a wealth of human and natural resources that can contribute to economic growth and increased stability. 

To support Guatemala in its development, USAID collaborates closely with the Government of Guatemala to1) strengthen security and justice for citizens, 2) increase economic growth and social development in the Western Highlands, and 3) mitigate the impacts of climate change.  USAID partners with civil society, national and local government, the private sector, indigenous groups, and local universities to promote community-driven sustainable development.  Our programs focus on citizen security, agriculture, health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, education, and the environment.


USAID/Guatemala Country Fact Sheet

Impact Evaluation of USAID's Crime and Violence Prevention Programs in Central America

Partnership Opportunities in Guatemala

Assistance Provided to Guatemala

Evaluations for Guatemala

USAID Guatemala Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) [PDF]

Estrategia de Cooperación de USAID para el Desarrollo - Guatemala [PDF]

Last updated: March 26, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

John A. Beed, Mission Director
Final Boulevard Los Próceres
Santa Catarina Pinula
Postal Code - M 

USAID Contact

Deidra Winston
, DC