Citizen Participation for Responsive Governance in Honduras
Three local community organizations and youth groups as well as government leaders at every level of government.
Building a more inclusive government to combat corruption and improve the safety and livelihoods of citizens.
Across Honduras, with a focus on seven target municipalities.
Strengthening civil society organizations to increase government accountability and improve health and safety.
Politics in Honduras remain deeply divided following a presidential overthrow in 2009. Honduran civil society has not been immune to these fractures and political debates. Nevertheless, though challenging, this context presents opportunities for the civil society sector as well as the public sector. Although the political environment has contributed to significant social polarization, the public focus on corruption, transparency and accountability of government is favorable for strengthening civil society efforts to control and combat corruption.
Citizen Participation for Responsive Governance increases government transparency and accountability by improving the ability of the civil society sector to monitor public institutions. The program supports citizens, especially youth, in their efforts to prevent the drug crimes and gang violence that plague many communities. Through this approach, we:
Our work focuses on seven target municipalities: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choloma, Choluteca, La Ceiba, Santa Rosa de Copán and Tela.
Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Collaborators: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL); Management Systems International (MSI); Federation of Development Organizations of Honduras; Center for the Investigation and Promotion of Human Rights; Social Forum for the External Debt of Honduras.