WOLA Central America Monitor Single Phase


The WOLA Central America Monitor systematically assesses the progress (and regress) made to strengthen the rule of law, to reduce violence, and to combat corruption in the countries of the northern triangle (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador). For this purpose it uses a set of quantitative and qualitative indicators which are publicly accessible. Data-based progress monitoring will provide the international community with a valuable basis for donor coordination and for the policy dialogue with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Paese/Regione Periodo Budget
America centrale
15.12.2017 - 14.12.2019
CHF 600'000
Contesto After the launch of the Alliance for Prosperity by the governments of the Northern Triangle in 2014, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has developed the Central America Monitor in 2016 as a tool to evaluate progress on the ground to strengthen the rule of law and improve citizen security, through the use of quantitative and qualitative indicators.
Obiettivi The program provides the basis for a more coherent, evidence based and effective response to corruption, violence and human right violations in Central America.  
Gruppi target
  • Governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, judicial and legislative institutions, judicial and security institutions, police and penitentiary system
  • Governments of third countries engaged in bilateral cooperation with the northern triangle (including the US administration) and international donor organizations
  • Multilateral organizations (United Nations Development Program, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Organisation of American States)
  • Local and international civil society organizations
  • National and international journalists reporting on northern triangle
Effetti a medio termine
  1. The progress towards human rights reforms is measured and evaluated
  2. Policies and assistance to the respect of human rights are well targeted
  3. Central American Civil Society improves its human rights advocacy and watch dog role
Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

The Central America Monitor delivers a yearly progress/regress reporting on a detailed set of 148 indicators on the following areas for each country of the Northern Triangle:

  • Strengthening the capacity and independence of justice systems,
  • Combating corruption,
  • Improving transparency,
  • Cooperating with anti-impunity commissions,
  • Strengthening civilian police forces,
  • Tackling violence and organized crime,
  • Consulting communities and civil society,
  • Limiting the role of military in public security,
  • Protecting human rights,
  • Supporting an autonomous entity to oversee the Alliance for Prosperity plan.


Risultati fasi precedenti:   The Human Security Division (HSD) has contributed to the Central America Monitor in 2016. This has allowed the development of a set of 148 indicators, the creation of educational materials and of an interactive website (www.wola.org/CAM).


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione non governativa internazionale o straniera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North


Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori
  • SDC Portfolio in Honduras
  • SDC portfolio for the Northern Triangle
  • HSD portfolio in Central America
  • Donor coordination mechanisms and political consultations
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   600'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   600'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 15.12.2017 - 14.12.2019   (Fase in corso)