Guatemala is a country with high levels of social inequality and poverty (51% of the population is poor and 15% live in extreme poverty) and an infant malnutrition rate of 43%. Most of the poor are women and indigenous people. Most of the indigenous populations are grouped in rural regions that have the lowest human development indices and the highest poverty and extreme poverty indices. Projected climate variability and climate change will cause a regression in human development levels that will impact a range of issues including food security, health, forestry, ecosystems, and water resources.

Objectives: The project aims to increase climate resilience of production landscapes and socio-economic systems in the target municipalities threatened by the impacts of climate change and climatic variability, in particular hydro-meteorological events that are increasing in frequency and intensity. The key outcomes range from enhancement of institutional capabilities to support for building more resilient local economies, and increasing the adaptive capacity of communities.

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Project Component 1: Institutional and policy capacity strengthened for mainstreaming climate change risks into national, departmental, municipal planning, public investment, budgeting and decision making. US$ 317,125
Project Component 2: Development and implementation of climate change resilient ecosystem management and production practices that reduce the vulnerability of communities. US$ 2,600,000
Project Component 3: Increased capacity of community-based associations to reduce risks associated with climate-induced socioeconomic and ecosystemic losses in the target municipalities. US$ 1,463,000
Project Component 4: Documentation, dissemination and uptake of lessons learned. US$ 190,000
Project Execution Cost US$ 429,875
Total Project Cost US$ 5,000,000
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee US$ 425,000
Grant Amount US$ 5,425,000


Project Documents

Attachment Type Size
Project document PDF 2 MB
PPR1 (for web) XLSX 5 MB
PPR2 (for web) XLSX 5 MB
PPR3 (for web) XLSX 5 MB
Mid-term evaluation report PDF 930 KB