Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN- In a recent transition meeting, the Ministry of Social Development -Mides- presented the results of the Social Registry of Households in several municipalities of Guatemala.
According to the Ministry of Development, this program has reached more than 20,000 households, improving the socioeconomic outlook for those who need it most.
The project has been possible with a total investment of USD 775,000 from cooperation funds.
The Social Household Registry is supported by agencies of the United Nations system, such as the United Nations Development Programme -UNDP-, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund -UNFPA-, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights -OHCHR- and with the advice of the World Food Program -WFP-.
This has led to significant progress in collecting socioeconomic information in specific communities.
One of the most outstanding achievements of this project is the compilation of socioeconomic data covering all households in strategic municipalities.
A successful trial plan was implemented that prepared the path for establishing the Social Household Registry in these areas using digital FECS technology.
These municipalities include:
- San Gaspar Ixil, Huehuetenango
- Santiago Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango
- Santa Lucía La Reforma, Totonicapán
- Colotenango, Huehuetenango
- Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá
- Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango
- San Bartolomé Jocotenango, Quiché
- Santa Apolonia, Chimaltenango
The program demonstrates Guatemala’s commitment to social development by addressing the needs of its citizens and moving toward a more equitable and prosperous future.
The Social Household Registry is still an exemplary model of collaboration between international agencies and the government to make a significant change in the lives of thousands of people.