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November 20, 2020

USAID’s goal for the 2020-2025 strategy is to advance Guatemala’s self-reliance by connecting indigenous peoples, women, and youth to opportunities that enable them to achieve prosperous, secure, and dignified lives at home in Guatemala.

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April 15, 2020

USAID Guatemala has been operating since the 1950s. In the last decades we have made significant contributions to the country’s social, political, economic, and environmental development.

April 4, 2020

Consistent with the goals of the U.S. Strategy for Central America, and in broad alignment with the Northern Triangle Countries’ Alliance for Prosperity Plan, USAID programs in Guatemala seek to address the drivers of irregular migration to the United States, including high levels of violence and insecurity, pervasive poverty, and chronic malnutrition.

January 1, 2020

USAID works with the Government of Guatemala to battle corruption, improve public service delivery, and increase civic participation.

January 1, 2020

High levels of crime, violence, corruption, and impunity are driving illegal migration to the United States. USAID is countering migration by helping Guatemalans make their country more secure and just.