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PRODET – Programa Desarrollo Económico Territorial

01.09.2020 - 31.03.2025

In Nicaragua, the department of Nueva Segovia is known for its very high poverty level but also for its important economic growth potential, a dynamic productive sector and well-cooperating municipalities. In this context, the program promotes territorial economic development favouring vulnerable populations. Capacities and the coordination of public and private actors shall be enhanced, institutions strengthened, innovation systems supported, and productivity as well as competitiveness improved.


Supporting Civil Society Organizations in Nicaragua

01.08.2020 - 31.12.2024

SDC and other like-minded donors are engaged in enhancing the democratic and public policy processes in Nicaragua. A strong civil society is essential to the quality and sustainability of this effort. The proposed program will promote citizen participation, strengthen capacities of Civil Society Organizations and foster informed policy dialogue. 


Strengthening Systems that Combat Corruption and Impunity in Central America

01.07.2020 - 30.04.2027

The national systems that combat corruption and impunity in Central America are weak. Led by the Organization of American States and the United Nations, mechanisms were set up in Honduras and in Guatemala to promote rule law by strengthening the cohesion and coordination within governments, the judiciary system, civil society, and anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering entities. SDC contributes to both mechanism to support the fight against organized crime and impunity, and enhancing knowledge management between the two mechanisms.


Planned project

Community-driven watershed management for climate change adaptation in Nicaragua

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024

In Nicaragua’s “dry corridor” strong climate variability results in reduced agricultural production and scarcity of water. The project will contribute to: the dialog among all actors of selected watersheds; commonly agreed upon action planning; and community-led rehabilitation of ecosystems. This will enhance the resilience of poor parts of the population confronted with climate change and will allow a healthy agro-ecological balance to be re-established in the watersheds.


Strengthening the Systems that Combat Corruption and Impunity (MACCIH-CICIG) in Central America

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2020

Honduras and Guatemala requested the Organization of American States and the United Nations to create mechanisms to combat corruption and impunity. The Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras and the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala are supported by international cooperation in improving the justice system, the public prosecutor, and the anti-corruption and Human Rights protection agencies. COSUDE contributes to existing mandates and strengthens regional interchange.


Professional Education Leading to Employability of Youth in Nicaragua

01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020

During this closing phase some ten thousand young men and women who are at risk of being excluded increase their employability, based on improved curricula with new soft and entrepreneurial skills. To that end, To that end, instruments which were developed during earlier phases are now consolidated for the purpose of continuously updating the curriculum, the certification of competencies as well as the teacher training. Existing alliances with the private sector will be deepened in order to direct the educational supply in such a way that it satisfies market demands and increases employability.


Strengthening citizen rights and participation in Nicaragua

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2020

SDC and other like-minded donors are engaged in enhancing the democratic and public policy processes in Nicaragua. A strong civil society is essential to the quality and sustainability of this effort. The current political context drastically reduces public policy dialogues spaces. The proposed programme will promote citizen participation, strengthen capacities among Civil Society Organizations and foster informed policy dialogue.


Planned project

VINCULAR – Encadenamientos productivos

01.06.2016 - 31.12.2022

Economic growth, foreign direct investment and exports are continuously increasing in Nicaragua, however with little benefit for the local economy. This project, implemented by PRONICARAGUA, promotes business linkages in the agricultural sector between smallholder farmers, service providers and bigger firms, thereby improving competitiveness, access to markets, as well as the livelihood and incomes of 20’000 persons in the rural areas of the country.


Microacciones AH

01.05.2016 - 30.04.2018

Toda la régión está experimentando vulnerabilidad las que pueden causar catástrofes cuya magnitud limitada en la myoría de los casos, no justifica la activacíon de una respuesta internacional, perso todavía puede causar cictimas y daños considerables. En la misma manera los fenómenos geoffisicos como terremotos, tsunamis, erupciones volcánicas, etc., afectan la región.

A través de pegueñas contribuciones Suiza se manifiesta como un socio de confianza para el fortalecimiento de su red y al mismo tiempo aumentar su visibilidad. 


Local Governance Program Nicaragua-APIM

01.01.2016 - 30.06.2019

The final phase aims to capitalize and to transfer best practices of public investment cycle into national norms. The program will smoothly phase out the earmarked budget support to 15 municipalities in order to i) strengthen capacities to manage municipal investments plans for rural feeder roads and basic services; and ii) ensure sustainability, inclusive governance and transparency. Best practices and experiences will be documented and disseminated.


Community Driven Watershed Management for Climate Change Adaptation in Nicaragua

01.01.2016 - 30.06.2020

Environmental degradation and climate change are reducing the capacity of the Dipilto River watershed to provide ecosystem services (water, forest) to the population, increasing their vulnerability and deepening poverty. The program will strengthen dialogue among stakeholders, empower communities and provide economic incentives for restoring the hydrologic and environmental equilibrium of the watershed, increasing the resilience of its 27 thousand inhabitants.


WFP - Food Aid Swiss Dairy Products (Nicaragua)

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018

Food aid is a means of tackling undernutrition and malnutrition. With food aid, SDC – through Swiss Humanitarian Aid – puts the humanitarian mission to "save lives and alleviate suffering" into practice.

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