Regional initiatives


    Since May 2014, the United States Government Agency for International Development (USAID), under its Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), has partnered with UNDP to implement their first joint regional citizen security initiative, the InfoSegura project. This project aims to strengthen evidence-based policy making by improving the quality and comparability of regional citizen security statistics and increasing regional coordination and collaboration on effective citizen security strategies in countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. With an investment of $ 12 million for 3 years (2014-2017), the project will have to work on the following issues to achieve its goals: the creation of permanent national and regional mechanisms to collect, process, analyze, disseminate and use citizen security information; the design of standardized quality indicators for measuring and comparing citizen security phenomena linked to crime and violence; the enhance of institutional information management at national and regional level; and the promotion of dialogue on citizen security issues between civil society and institutions. In addition, the project promotes gender-based analysis and awareness, the design of gender-sensitive security indicators, and the creation or strengthening of national gender-based violence observatories. More  


    The Regional Project of Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios (PAPEP) is a project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) driven by the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC). With more than 10 years of experience, PAPEP is a high level Latin American network specialized in political prospective analysis and strategic advice for development. PAPEP has specific impacts in prevention and crisis management, promotion of democratic dialogue, public policies implementation and support for electoral cycles. With its own innovative methodology, PAPEP produces regional, national and sectorial political prospective diagnoses, institutional road maps of high political relevance and high academic quality, to promote political dialogue processes embedded in the regulatory framework of United Nations values. More 


    Management Systems for Governance (known by its Spanish acronym SIGOB) is a team of management, governance and information technology experts that work with public institutions to boost effectiveness in public programme implementation by strengthening efficiency, coordination, transparency and accountability through enhanced work methods and information tools. UNDP-SIGOB has carried out more than 180 projects with 95 institutions in 18 countries, most of them in Latin America and the Caribbean. In other regions, SIGOB has worked in Georgia, Timor-Leste and Afghanistan.  


    The regional project PREVJUVE was launched the 16th of February 2015 by the Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA). UNDP and Spain through the Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), spearheaded initiatives in violence prevention in the region. The project mobilized $ 6 million in funding from Spain and covered all eight member states of SICA. The project aims to support countries by helping them improve national plans on citizen security policies and child and youth violence prevention. The project will also strengthen institutional capacity for violence prevention and inter-institutional coordination mechanisms. It will develop intervention models on social and economic insertion for youth at risk of conflict with the law and also provide seed funds for violence prevention innovative pilot projects and south-south cooperation in the Central American region. More 

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