Central America, Mexico, Panama and Dominican Republic (CID)
The IDB is the country’s main source of external finance and one of the main providers of technical assistance. The main areas of Bank support have been fiscal and municipal, social protection, financial and capital market development, and transportation.
The Bank’s country strategy with Guatemala 2012-2016 focuses on improving living conditions for the Guatemalan population, particularly those living in rural areas. The strategy’s priority target areas are structured along two axes, the first institutional, covering the areas of fiscal and municipal management, social protection, and peaceful coexistence and citizen security; and the second addressing rural development, including the areas of productive development, health, and transportation. Work is being done in the crosscutting areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural disaster impact mitigation, indigenous peoples and gender; and regional integration will be promoted, particularly in the transportation and energy sectors.