Dialogue on the Creation of the Guatemalan Agency for International Development Cooperation

Officials from Guatemala and Chile discussed adopting a model allowing the Central American country to create its international cooperation agency.

by Domenika Reyes

Guatemala City AGN. – Representatives from Guatemala and Chile discussed a governance mechanism and a model to design the Guatemalan Agency for International Development Cooperation during a meeting in the South American country.

The working session was attended by Guatemalan officials, members of Congress, and representatives of the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (AGCI).

In addition, the meeting was held through the Ibero-American Program for Strengthening South-South Cooperation.

Initiative Details

According to the Secretariat of Planning and Programming of the Presidency (Segeplan), a dialogue was held on how to adopt a model that adjusts to the country’s reality in creating the Guatemalan Agency for International Cooperation for Development.

“The creation of the agency would promote the use of non-traditional forms of cooperation. Likewise, it would position Guatemala as a provider and recipient country, to expand cooperation options for development,” explained Segeplan.

The institution also highlighted that creating the agency will promote the diversification of cooperation resources, through articulating actions that complement national resources and are linked to the National Plan for Sustainable Development.

Segeplan noted that the body’s creation complies with the Responsible, Transparent and Effective State pillar of the General Government Policy 2020-2024.

Support to Chile

AGCI staff explained their operation, regulatory framework, and institutional relationship during the meeting.

Additionally, Guatemala shared the conceptualization and the dialogue mechanism of the National System of Cooperation for Development. Also, about the registration platform for monitoring and analyzing international cooperation and the methodology to create the Catalog of International Cooperation.

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