Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios (AGN) – Authorities of the Secretariat of Planning and Programming of the Presidency -Segeplan- released the Historic Report on International Cooperation 2005-2023 during a National Palace of Culture ceremony.
Secretary Keila Gramajo Vilchez mentioned that with this report, they can ensure that cooperation complements the country for sustainable human development. It is one more milestone to strengthen this cooperation system.
It also includes mapping of international cooperation, the countries with the most support for Guatemala, the issues, and how it is executed.
The entity also indicated that this report is divided into eight pillars:
- History of International Cooperation in Guatemala
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and what has been reported nationally
- Analysis of North-South cooperation
- South-South cooperation
- Analysis of Triangular Cooperation
- Regional Cooperation
- Quantitative Analysis of International Scholarships
- Loans and grants
This historic report will serve the government, civil society, the academy, and international cooperation for the years to come.
This document also includes the geopolitical and humanitarian challenges in Guatemala. In addition, the ratification of Guatemala’s commitments with the international community.
Franco Martínez Mont, Undersecretary of Segeplan, explained this cooperation’s major results: “From 2005 to 2023, totaled USD 8.2 billion in cooperation in the country, which represents a difference of 86.63 %.”
This budget supported the execution of 505 projects, of which 283 are multilateral cooperation plans, and 222 are bilateral projects.
The projects include assistance provided during natural phenomena in the country, such as in 2005 during the passing of tropical storm Stan.
Also, the transit of tropical storm Agatha and the strong eruption of the Pacaya Volcano in 2010. As well as the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, many donations were made to help the country.