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    • • Mandates for Action - Panama, Panama - April 2015
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      Hemispheric Partnership for Development Recognizing the fundamental importance of international development cooperation in all of its modalities and dimensions, guided by solidarity, flexibility, complementarity, alignment with national priorities and voluntary participation, with particular attention to strengthening institutional capacity and the development of human capital to attain inclusive and sustainable development as the basis of prosperity with equity, and further recognizing the importance of public and private investment in research and development and science and technology infrastructure to encourage inclusive innovation, we intend to work to ensure that our countries, within our national development plans are able to implement the aforementioned Mandates for Action, in particular, to have significantly increased by 2025: a) Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation; b) Broadband access to overcome the digital gap; c) The number of youth enrolled in secondary or technical education; d) Investment in infrastructure and its effectiveness; e) Access to credit geared toward human development. We entrust the inter-American organizations and institutions to cooperate and coordinate as extensively as they can in implementing the mandates contained in this document. We call on the institutions of the Joint Summits Working Group, other international agencies, as well as civil society organizations and other social actors, including the private sector, to support the implementation of the aforementioned actions. We pledge our commitment to periodically follow up on and seek cooperative action on these mandates, through the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) and the Summit of the Americas Follow-up System (SISCA). Done at Panama City, Panama, on the eleventh day of April of the year two thousand and fifteen.
      • Declaration of Commitment - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - April 2009
      • 89:
      We recognise that the issues of human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability are closely intertwined and that an integrated, coherent policy framework is essential to the achievement of the commitments we have made here to the people of our Hemisphere.
      • 90:
      In order to strengthen ministerial participation in and continuity with the Summits of the Americas Process, improve the implementation of our decisions at this Fifth Summit, and increase our accountability to the people of the Americas, we call on the technical secretariats of all inter-American Ministerial Meetings to inform their Ministers and high level authorities of the mandates arising from this Summit and to initiate strategic actions, by the end of 2009, to facilitate the implementation of our commitments. We further commit to convening the Summit of the Americas on a regular basis and no later than every three years.
      • 91:
      Our countries will aim to continue to provide annual national reports to the OAS on the actions and progress made towards achieving the specific objectives set at the Summits of the Americas. In addition, we instruct the General Secretariat of the OAS, in accordance with its central role in supporting the implementation of Summit mandates and in coordination with the members of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), to provide a comprehensive report to the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG), annually, on the actions and progress made at all inter-American Ministerial Meetings towards supporting Summit objectives.
      • 92:
      We instruct Ministers of Finance or pertinent authorities to convene a meeting in 2010 to address regional financial and economic issues. In that context, we request that they continue to explore ways to ensure that international financial institutions, regional development banks, and other international bodies take due account of the Summit mandates in their lending policies and technical assistance programs for the Hemisphere. We will also continue to strengthen the mechanisms to build strategic alliances within our countries among relevant ministries with responsibility for implementing commitments and mandates contained in this Declaration. To that same end, we will continue to strengthen the capacities of our national authorities to use technical cooperation resources more effectively, with the aim of fulfilling Summit objectives.
      • Declaration - Mar del Plata, Argentina - November 2005
      • 74:
      We recognize the pivotal role that the OAS plays in the implementation and follow-up of Summit mandates, and we instruct the General Secretariat to continue to act as technical secretariat; provide support for meetings of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG), ministerial meetings, and specialized conferences; coordinate the participation of civil society; and ensure the dissemination of information on the Summits Process and the commitments adopted by the countries.
      • Declaration - Nuevo León, Mexico - January 2004
      • 75:
      We express our appreciation to the people and Government of Mexico for hosting this Special Summit, and to the Government of Argentina for confirming its offer to host the Fourth Summit of the Americas in 2005.
      • Declaration - Quebec, Canada - April 2001
      • 33:
      We, the Heads of State and Government of the Americas have accepted the offer of the Government of the Republic of Argentina to host the Fourth Summit of the Americas.
      • 34:
      The Summits of the Americas exist to serve people. We must develop effective, practical and compassionate solutions for the problems that confront our societies. We do not fear globalization, nor are we blinded by its allure. We are united in our determination to leave to future generations a Hemisphere that is democratic and prosperous, more just and generous, a Hemisphere where no one is left behind. We are committed to making this the century of the Americas.
      • Plan of Action - Quebec , Canada - April 2001
      • 263:
      On the occasion of our third meeting, in Quebec City, we underscore the need to deepen and broaden our cooperation to meet the needs and provide for the aspirations of citizens. To achieve these objectives, it is fundamental that we effectively implement the commitments we have made.
      • 264:
      We recognize the primary role of governments in the implementation of the Plan of Action.
      • 265:
      We welcome and encourage the extensive sectoral cooperation that exists at the ministerial level in various sectors, which form the building blocks of hemispheric cooperation. We direct our respective Ministers to continue to support the implementation of the mandates contained within this Plan of Action and to report on progress.
      • 266:
      We continue to support the SIRG as the primary body, accountable through Foreign Ministers, for the monitoring of implementation of Summit mandates.
      • 267:
      With the objective of strengthening hemispheric inclusion in the Summit of the Americas process, we agree to the formation of a regionally representative Executive Council of the SIRG, with a permanent Steering Committee composed of past, current and future Summit hosts. The Executive Council shall serve: - o assess, strengthen and support follow-up of Summit initiatives, with the OAS serving as the technical secretariat and institutional memory of the Summit process; - o maximize coherence between the Summit of the Americas process and mandates and subregional Summit processes; -to deepen partnerships and coordination between the Summit of the Americas process and its partner institutions (OAS, PAHO, IICA, IDB, ECLAC, and the World Bank), including examination of the suitability of new relationships with subregional MDBs; and - to advance greater engagement and partnerships with subregional foundations, and with civil society groups, including business and the voluntary sector, in the support of Summit mandates.
      • 268:
      The Steering Committee shall assist the Summit Chair in preparing for future Summits, including preparations for SIRG meetings.
      • Declaration - Santiago , Chile - April 1998
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      We, the democratically-elected Heads of State and Government of the countries of the Americas, have met in Santiago, Chile, in order to continue the dialogue and strengthen the cooperation we began in Miami in December 1994. Since that time, significant progress has been made in the formulation and execution of joint plans and programs in order to take advantage of the great opportunities before us. We reaffirm our will to continue this most important undertaking, which requires sustained national efforts and dynamic international cooperation.
      • Plan of Action - Santiago, Chile - April 1998
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      With the intention of achieving a greater impact in our national and collective efforts, we charge national agencies and organizations responsible for international cooperation with supporting the preparation and implementation of programs and projects which flow from the Plan of Action. Moreover, we request the participation of the multilateral cooperation institutions with the same objective.
      • 168:
      The Heads of State and Government will continue to meet periodically to deepen cooperation and understanding among the countries of the Americas, and, to that end, will strengthen the hemispheric institutional framework.
      • 169:
      The Governments will bear primary responsibility for implementation of the mandates of the Summit. The mechanism established by their Foreign Ministers, called the "Summit Implementation Review Group" (SIRG), will continue functioning under their immediate authority. The National Summit Coordinators of the Foreign Ministries will guarantee rapid contact, through the appropriate channels, with all Government agencies involved in carrying out the mandates resulting from the Summit meetings.
      • 170:
      The SIRG will meet on a periodic basis (two or three times a year) to monitor the follow-up process and assess the degree to which the Summit mandates have been fulfilled. It will be chaired by the country holding the Summit and co-chaired by both the country that has most recently served as host and the country that will serve as the next host ("troika"). Decisions will be adopted by consensus.
      • Plan of Accion - Santa Cruz de la Sierra , Bolivia - December 1996
      • III.1.1:
      Entrust to the Organization of American States (OAS) the role of coordinating follow-up on the various decisions of the Summit of the Americas on Sustainable Development. To this end, the OAS will convene the necessary meetings at the appropriate level. In particular, the OAS, through the Inter-American Committee on Sustainable Development (CIDS), will review progress on this Plan of Action as part of its agenda. The Secretary General of the OAS will prepare a report on such progress, to be made available prior to the 1998 Summit of the Americas, to which end he should: •Gather the relevant final documents from all ministerial and other high-level and technical meetings which take place in the context of this Plan of Action; and •Collect any national reports prepared voluntarily under this Plan of Action as well as other reports on the fulfillment of commitments and agreements adopted in the relevant fora on sustainable development, when these reports include references to initiatives undertaken in the context of this Plan of Action.
      • III.2.7:
      Based on the evaluation conducted within the framework of the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on progress in fulfilling the financing commitments undertaken at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and according to the information provided by the member countries of the OAS on the financial resources provided in accordance with paragraph 7 of the Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and other paragraphs of the Declaration referring to domestic and international financing measures for the purpose of implementing the Plan of Action, entrust the OAS with identifying response mechanisms, as well as ways and means of strengthening public and private financing for sustainable development in the Hemisphere. In performing this task, the OAS should have the assistance of UNDP, the World Bank, the IDB, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), among other hemispheric cooperation organizations and international financial institutions as well as relevant regional and subregional organizations. Proposals to this effect should be channeled for consideration through the follow-up mechanism described in section III.1.
      • III.2.8:
      Support debt reduction and reconversion programs at governmental, multilateral, bilateral, and private sector levels, drawing on the experience of countries that have adopted such programs, as mechanisms for encouraging the financing of this Plan of Action.
      • Declaration of Principles - Miami, United States - December 1994
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      Our Declaration constitutes a comprehensive and mutually reinforcing set of commitments for concrete results. In accord with the appended Plan of Action, and recognizing our different national capabilities and our different legal systems, we pledge to implement them without delay.
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      To give continuity to efforts fostering national political involvement, we will convene specific high-level meetings to address, among others, topics such as trade and commerce, capital markets, labor, energy, education, transportation, telecommunications, counter-narcotics and other anti-crime initiatives, sustainable development, health, and science and technology.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
    • Reports
    • Date:  5/15/2012    Paragraphs: 89, 91
    Strengthening the Summit of the Americas
    112. The Bahamas has participated in all Summits since the Miami Meeting in 1994. This continued participation has given The Bahamas, like many Member Countries, opportunities to assess areas where the Summit process can be strengthened. There remain factors that are both exogenous and endogenous to Member States which inhibit the success of the Summit of The Americas.
    113. While the Summits are being held on a regular basis, every three years, Member States, including The Bahamas, are not meeting their commitment as it relates to providing annual National Reports to the OAS on progress made on mandates. Furthermore, the successful implementation of the gambit of Declaration commitments continues to remain tenuous. Within The Bahamas, these issues stem from the fact that inter-Ministerial coordination in policy implementation at the national level remains a major challenge.
    114. With respect to exogenous factors, there has been insufficient accounting for the capacity and cost of implementing Summit commitments, particularly for smaller and less well-off Countries. In this regard, greater emphasis must be placed on the costing of commitments during negotiations in preparation for the Summit. Otherwise, the result may be Declarations that fail to move much beyond goal-setting. There must also be greater harmonization of interests during the negotiation process to ensure that the final Declaration serves the needs and respects the contexts of all Member States, as opposed to reflecting the wishes of some Member States.
    • Date:  5/15/2012    Paragraphs: 91
    I. Assessment of Bahamas’ responses to implementation of the commitments
    115. The Government of The Bahamas has made significant moves to implement commitments concerning a variety of policy areas:
    Social Safety Net –
    • Launched in September 2010 – the National Prescription Drug Plan
    • Unemployment Insurance for 13 weeks.
    • Unemployment Work Programmes - Jump Start, Work Placement & Employment Exposure, National Job Readiness and Training.
    Youth –
    • Launch of “VOLUNTEER BAHAMAS” Programme in October 2011.
    Health –
    • Major expansion and renovation of Government owned tertiary health care facilities and completed plans for the introduction of new “mini-hospitals” in three of the more populated rural Islands (Family Islands)
    • Draft Food and Nutrition Policy in 2008
    • In 2011 the Department of Public Health Primary Health Care clinics began routinely managing HIV infected patients to allow increased access to health care services.
    Culture -
    • SelfStarters Programme resulted in 28% of recipients of business grants producing businesses that reflected and promoted Bahamian craft, foods, arts, promotions and entertainment.
    Environment –
    • The Government of The Bahamas launched in April 2011, its National Programme to Promote Sustainable Energy and Energy Conservation with compact fluorescent light bulbs, solar water heaters and photovoltaic systems.
    • Participation at the 17th UN Durban Conference (COP 17) on Climate Change held in South Africa.
    • Participation in the Global Environment Facility Full Size Project (GEF FSP) focused on incorporating climate change impact and mangrove conservation into conservation planning, in The Exuma Cays’ Land and Sea Park.
    • Participation in the Caribbean Challenge (goal to protect 20% of marine and coastal resources by 2020).
    • Newly enacted Forestry Act in 2010 established the Forestry Unit.
    • Hosted the UNESCO Experts Meeting on the Effects of Climate Change in September, 2011.
    • Accession to the Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wildlife to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, 1990
    • Ban on shark fishing in territorial waters.
    Public Security –
    • Introduced national legislation - The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act 2008 - to satisfy obligations under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
    Democratic Governance –
    • the establishment of an Internal Monitoring Unit for Local Government.
    • the introduction of a Local Government Junior Council.
    • the systematic general and specific training of elected Local Government Practitioners.
    • Ratification of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Convention).
    • Amendments to the: Parliamentary Elections; Customs Management; Criminal Justice; Business Licence Act (s).
    • Enacting of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Firearms, Good Samaritan and The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act (s) in 2008.
    II. Challenges The Bahamas faces in implementation
    116. The Bahamas has faced issues with sustained coordination across the breadth of Government Agencies for implementation of Summit Commitments and reporting on their implementation in an expeditious manner. Going forward, the development of an implementation committee, or formal delegation for follow-up to an existing inter-Agency Body, to coordinate the execution of commitments in a timely and cohesive manner would increase The Bahamas’ ability to carry out commitments and report on them in a satisfactory manner. Such a committee should be inter-Ministerial in nature in order to ensure consistency in understanding the mandates for The Bahamas and, for evaluating implementation of commitments.
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
    • Reports
    • Date:  6/7/2016    Paragraphs: -
    Information available in Portuguese
    • Date:  11/29/2010    Paragraphs: 92
    The Global Financial Crisis:
    Brazil’s experience exemplifies how social programs such as the ones mentioned above, representing social expenditure of just a few percentage points of GDP, need not dampen the country’s prospects for economic growth and development. On the contrary, during the recent financial crisis the programs of Brazil’s social protection floor have helped stabilize demand and maintain economic vigor. The global financial crisis has served as a catalyst for consolidating the “the social protection floor” concept, inasmuch as it has led to a weakening of the social protection network in some countries and underscored gaps in coverage in the industrialized countries as well.
    Brazil has confronted the financial crisis by emphasizing its social aspects and adopted a number of measures to foster job creation. With respect to public investment in labor-intensive sectors, especially infrastructure-related sectors, the federal government announced its intentions not only to maintain but also to step-up investment through its Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), as well as to increase the intensity of such labor by adding a second labor shift. The government temporarily suspended the federal excise tax (IPI) on motor vehicles and its corporate income tax. Moreover, Brazil increased social protection by expanding social welfare programs (i.e., increasing the benefits and the number of Bolsa Família recipients), in order to maintain levels of consumption and buoy the economy, and has also extended unemployment insurance benefits from five to seven months. The government frequently includes civil society groups in the formulation and debate of strategies to combat the crisis. The Brazilian government has also promoted discussions on labor market issues, both at the domestic and international levels, through the Tripartite Commission on International Relations (CTRI) of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE).
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  • Canada
    • Reports
    • Date:  6/20/2010    Paragraphs: 89
    On March 3, 2010, Canada’s Speech from the Throne addressed the linkages between energy, prosperity and the environment:
    “Our energy resource endowment provides Canada with an unparalleled economic advantage that we must leverage to secure our place as a clean energy superpower and a leader in green job creation. We are the world’s seventh largest crude oil producer with the second largest proven reserves. We are the third largest natural gas producer, the third largest hydroelectric generator, the largest producer of uranium, and by far the largest supplier of energy resources to the world’s largest marketplace. To support responsible development of Canada’s energy and mineral resources, our Government will untangle the daunting maze of regulations that needlessly complicates project approvals, replacing it with simpler, clearer processes that offer improved environmental protection and greater certainty to industry.
    Our Government will continue to invest in clean energy technologies. It will review energy efficiency and emissions-reduction programs to ensure they are effective. And it will position Canada’s nuclear industry to capitalize on the opportunities of the global nuclear renaissance – beginning with the restructuring of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.”
    • Date:  6/20/2010    Paragraphs: 90
    In keeping with Canada’s Americas Strategy, and its emphasis on effective multilateralism, Canada promotes closer integration between the Summit process and OAS institutions and ministerial meetings. Since the 2009 Summit of the Americas, Canada participated in seven ministerial meetings to advance hemispheric co-operation in thematic and technical areas and implement specific thematic objectives related to Summit commitments.
    • Date:  6/20/2010    Paragraphs: 91
    Canada regularly publishes reports on the implementation of commitments undertaken at the Summit of the Americas. At Inter-American Ministerial meetings, Canada works with other delegations to follow up on the implementation of relevant Summit commitments.
    • Date:  6/20/2010    Paragraphs: 92
    Finance Canada officials engaged with counterparts in March 2010 in a preparatory meeting for the 3rd annual Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas. The finance ministers’ meeting took place in Lima, Peru, from May 27-28, 2010, with participation from international financial institutions and regional development banks. Minister Flaherty delivered a lead presentation at the session on the integration of regional trade and infrastructure. He also engaged in sessions on sustainable growth policies, stimulus plans and exit strategies. At the closing May 28 joint press conference by Minister Flaherty and Peruvian host Finance Minister Araoz, Minister Flaherty announced that Canada would host the 4th Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas, in March 2011, during the Annual Meetings of the Inter-American Development Bank in Calgary, Alberta.
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  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
    • Reports
    • Date:  4/1/2012    Paragraphs: 89, 90
    Alianzas entre el Gobierno y todos los sectores, en especial
    empresarial, laboral y académico.
    El Gobierno de Honduras ha logrado un consenso nacional sin precedentes, con la
    suscripción del Gran Acuerdo Nacional por un Crecimiento Económico con Equidad,
    en el que participaron el sector gubernamental, la empresa privada y los
    Este acuerdo nacional se ha estructurado en cinco pilares fundamentales:
    • Pacto social para el crecimiento, empleo y productividad.
    • Consenso político para aumentar la inversión pública y reducir el gasto público.
    • Acuerdo político para racionalizar la estructura del Estado.
    • Compromiso de todos para promover y apoyar sistemáticamente el comercio exterior y la
    inversión en general.
    • Consenso nacional para el apoyo de la población vulnerable en tiempo de crisis.
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
    • Reports
    • Date:  4/11/2018    Paragraphs: -
    • El Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud durante el mes de diciembre de 2016, impartió el taller “Perspectiva de Género” a quienes pertenecen al programa “Transición Escuela-Trabajo”.
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
    • Reports
    • Date:  2/13/2018    Paragraphs: -
    Information available in Spanish
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
    • Reports
    • Date:  3/20/2017    Paragraphs: -
    MVCS- Mandatos para la Acción de la VII Cumbre de las Américas. Respecto al Tema Cooperación Hemisférica, Párrafo del literal a), vinculado al ODS 6:
    I- La Dirección General de Políticas y Regulación en Construcción y Saneamiento (DGPRCS): A continuación se desarrolla los avances en función a las competencias de la Dirección de Saneamiento:
    - De conformidad con el ROF del MVCS, aprobado por DS Nº 010-2014-VIVIENDA, la DGPRCS tiene a su cargo la función de proponer las políticas nacionales y sectoriales de alcance nacional que son de cumplimiento obligatorio por los tres niveles de gobierno en todo el territorio nacional, para lo cual cuenta con la Dirección de Saneamiento (DS), la cual tiene como función “Elaborar y difundir normas en materia de saneamiento, de alcance nacional, en coordinación con los actores involucrados y en armonía con la normatividad vigente.
    - La DS viene trabajando el tema de elaboración de políticas del sector saneamiento y el Plan Nacional de Saneamiento y su posterior implementación.
    - 29.Dic.2016 - se publicó el Decreto Legislativo Nº 1280, por el cual se aprobó la Ley Marco de la Gestión y Prestación de los Servicios de Saneamiento, norma que tiene por objeto: * Establecer las normas que rigen la prestación de saneamiento a nivel nacional, en los ámbitos urbano y rural, con la finalidad de lograr el acceso universal, el aseguramiento de la calidad y la prestación eficiente y sostenible de los mismos, promoviendo la protección ambiental y la inclusión social, en beneficio de la población. * Establecer medidas orientadas a la gestión eficiente de los prestadores de los servicios de saneamiento, con la finalidad de beneficiar a la población, con énfasis en su constitución, funcionamiento, desempeño, regulación y control, que sean autorizadas acorde con lo establecido en la presente Ley. * Establecer los roles y funciones de las entidades de la administración pública con competencias reconocidas por el ordenamiento legal en materia de prestación de los servicios de saneamiento.
    - De acuerdo con el artículo 3 de la Ley Marco de la Gestión y Prestación de los Servicios de Saneamiento: * Declárese de necesidad pública y de preferente interés nacional la gestión y la prestación de los servicios de saneamiento con el propósito de promover el acceso universal de la población a los servicios de saneamiento sostenibles y de calidad, proteger su salud y el ambiente, la cual comprende a todos los sistemas y procesos que integran los servicios de saneamiento, a la prestación de los mismos y la ejecución de obras para su realización. * Los servicios de saneamiento gozan de tratamiento especial en virtud de la presente Ley y son prioritarios en las actuaciones del gobierno nacional, los gobiernos regionales y los gobiernos locales, en beneficio de la población. Los bienes que integran la infraestructura destinada a la prestación de los servicios de saneamiento son inalienables e imprescriptibles.
    - El MVCS viene trabajando en desarrollar un conjunto de medidas con la finalidad de garantizar la disponibilidad de agua y su gestión sostenible y el saneamiento para todos.
    - A continuación se detalla las principales normas aprobadas entre el año 2016 hasta febrero del 2017, con la finalidad de obtener el sector de saneamiento más eficiente, sostenible y con servicios de calidad:
    - Normas sectoriales aprobadas en el 2016 hasta febrero 2017:
    * Decretos Legislativos:
    D.L. Nº 1280 Aprueba la Ley Marco de la Gestión y Prestación de los Servicios de Saneamiento.
    D.L. Nº 1284 Crea el Fondo de Inversión Agua Segura.
    D.L. Nº 1274 Regula la ejecución de intervenciones de rehabilitación, reposición, operación y mantenimiento de sistemas de agua y saneamiento en el ámbito rural del país “Agua+”.
    *Decretos Supremos:
    D.S. Nº 013-2016-VIVIENDA Aprueba el Reglamento de la Ley Nº 30045, Ley de Modernización de los Servicios de Saneamiento.
    D.S. Nº 018-2016-VIVIENDA Declara de interés nacional la realización de la 2º Expo Agua Perú 2016.
    D.S. Nº 004-2017-VIVIENDA Aprueba el Reglamento de la Ley Nº 30533 Ley que autoriza al Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento a realizar intervenciones a través de núcleos ejecutores, con la finalidad que sea publicado en el Compendio de Saneamiento de la Dirección de Saneamiento de la Dirección General de Políticas y Regulación en Construcción y Saneamiento.
    D.S. Nº 005-2017-VIVIENDA Aprueba el Reglamento del “Fondo para el Financiamiento de Proyectos de Inversión Pública en materia de Agua, Saneamiento y Salud”. Regula la gestión de los recursos, creado mediante trigésima segunda disposición complementaria final de la Ley Nº 30518 – Ley de Presupuesto del Sector Público para el Año Fiscal 2017.
    * Resoluciones Ministeriales:
    R.M. Nº 042-2016-VIVIENDA Modifica la R.M. Nº 086-2015-VIVIENDA, mediante la cual se establecieron lineamientos y procedimiento para la ejecución de proyectos de inversión de saneamiento de gobiernos regionales, gobiernos locales y entidades prestadoras de servicios de saneamiento municipales, que estén previstos en el presupuesto institucional del MVCS.
    R.M. Nº 173-2016-VIVIENDA Aprueba la “Guía de Opciones Tecnológicas para Sistemas de Abastecimiento de Agua para Consumo Humano y Saneamiento en el Ámbito Rural”.
    R.M. Nº 197-2016-VIVIENDA Dicta medidas para que la Dirección General de Programas y Proyectos en Vivienda y Urbanismo realice las acciones para la implementación de la provisión de agua segura y eliminación de excretas a nivel nacional.
    R.M. Nº 337-2016-VIVIENDA Apruébese los “Lineamientos para la inscripción, reconocimiento registro y actualización de las Organizaciones Comunales constituidas para la administración de los servicios de saneamiento en los Centros Poblados Rurales”.
    R.M. Nº 360-2016-VIVIENDA Modifica el Anexo de la R.M. Nº 116-2012-VIVIENDA, que aprobó los parámetros para las actividades que según la Clasificación Industrial Internacional Uniforme – CIIU serán de cumplimiento obligatorio por parte de los Usuarios No Domésticos.
    R.M. Nº 008-2017-VIVIENDA ---Establece los Requisitos de Admisibilidad y Criterios de Evaluación para priorizar la asignación de recursos a proyectos de inversión en el sector Saneamiento en el marco de los lineamientos de la política sectorial y la normatividad vigente.
    R.M. Nº 015-2017-VIVIENDA Promueve la formación de profesionales jóvenes comprometidos en contribuir con el acceso al agua con calidad y suficiencia a las poblaciones en zonas rurales y urbanas.
    R.M. Nº 063-2017-VIVIENDA Aprueba el documento Instrumentos Técnicos que permiten obtener información de los Servicios de Saneamiento en el Ámbito Rural y el Aplicativo Informático Sistema de Diagnóstico sobre Abastecimiento de Agua y Saneamiento en el Ámbito Rural.
    R.M. Nº 065-2017-VIVIENDA Aprueba la Guía para la Identificación y Estandarización de Especificaciones Técnicas de los Medidores de Agua Potable a instalarse en las Conexiones Domiciliarias.
    II. La Dirección General de Accesibilidad y Desarrollo Tecnológico (DGADT), identifica una correlación entre sus funciones con el Tema Cooperación Hemisférica Solidaria.
    • Date:  3/16/2017    Paragraphs: -
    In June 2012, Law 29904 (Law for the Broadband Promotion and Construction of the National Dorsal Optical Fiber Network) was given, whose purpose is to promote the development, use and massification of Broadband throughout the national territory, both in terms of supply and demand for this service, promoting the deployment of infrastructure, services, contents, applications and digital skills, as a means of promoting and facilitating social inclusion, socio-economic development, competitiveness, security of Country and organizational transformation towards an information and knowledge society.
    The aforementioned Law establishes the creation of the RNIE (National Network of Research and Education), which incorporates all public universities and research institutes to integrate into the world's regional research and education networks with the purpose of accelerating the processes of research and technological development and innovation. The CONCYTEC, will carry out the monitoring and follow-up of the RNIE.
    In 2016, the installation and operation of the National Fiber Optic Network (RDNFO) has been completed, with a length of 13500 km of optical fiber linking 22 regional capitals, 180 provincial capitals and 136 localities in the country .
    The Access Network (REDNACE) or the Regional Projects to the Transport Network will allow to expand and improve the services provided by State Institutions at national level and in rural areas that require greater social participation. It will connect state entities and broaden the use of broadband.
    There are 8 Regional Projects (Apurímac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Cusco, Piura, Tumbes), 5 Projects commissioned to PROINVERSIÓN (Amazonas, Ica, Lima, Junín, Puno), 4 Projects with viability (Tacna, Moquegua , Ancash, Arequipa) and 4 projects under evaluation in the OPI-MTC. The Regional Projects in Execution or Access Networks of Apurímac (1409 km), Ayacucho (1898 km), Huancavelica (1327 km), Lambayeque (567 km) will be put into Operation in the third quarter of 2017.
    CONCYTEC has sent to FITEL's technical secretariat the demand for bandwidth connectivity of public universities and research institutes.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Reports
    • Date:  1/21/2011    Paragraphs: 90
    Establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee
    In August 2009, Trinidad and Tobago appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee to facilitate the implementation of the mandates of the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain, comprising officers from selected Government Ministries and Institutions to take the process of implementation further. The Inter-Ministerial Committee is vested with the responsibility to report to the Cabinet of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago approximately every three (3) months.

    Two senior members of the OAS Summits Secretariat: Ambassador Sonia M. Johnny, Senior Policy Advisor/Deputy Director of the Summits of the Americas Secretariat and Dr. Cristobal Dupouy, Specialist, Summits of the Americas Secretariat introduced the Summits of the Americas Mandate Follow-Up System (SISCA). The OAS gave a demonstration of SISCA, the online interagency work tool that would facilitate the entry of information by entities linked to the implementation of Summits’ mandates and for public consultation.

    Various Ministries and Institutions are currently engaged in the use of SISCA.
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
    • Reports
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    1. 2030 ICT Alliance for the Americas
    2. COM/CITEL/RES. 287 (XXXII-16): Support from CITEL for the Implementation of the Outcomes of the Seventh Summit of the Americas and in Preparation for the VIII Summit of the Americas
    3. CITEL Scholarships

    1. Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal No. 17 aimed at “Revitalizing the global partnerships for sustainable development” of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the “2030 ICT Alliance for the Americas” proposed working with both Member States interested in mainstreaming information and communication technologies (ICTs) into their national policies and the private sector to connect an additional 150 million people in the Americas to the Internet by the year 2020, supporting the Global Connect Initiative that is aimed at bringing an additional 1.5 billion people online.
    2. The 32 Meeting of the Permanent Executive Committee of CITEL, COM/CITEL, decided:
    • To invite the Member States to submit to the Chair of the Summits of the Americas process all documents arising from the various meetings and events of CITEL that reflect the impact of and progress towards implementing the mandates and initiatives of the “Mandates for Action” of the Seventh Summit of the Americas, particularly as regard broadband access and investment in broadband infrastructure.
    • To promote, within the structure and work plan(s) of the appropriate work group(s) of CITEL, access to and increased adoption and development of broadband services, and investment in broadband infrastructure.
    • To support the Global Connect efforts to catalyze multi-sectoral initiatives to attract 1.5 billion new Internet users online by 2020, including its principles to achieve Internet connectivity; to ensure that all public schools in the Americas are connected to the Internet by 2030 and create relevant local content; and to promote digital training to help raise the quality of education and build talent for the new digital economy.
    3. In 2016, CITEL had 6 Regional Training Centers distributed throughout the region. The program of courses for which scholarships were offered was prepared on the basis of surveys on the region’s telecommunication training needs. Pursuant to the provisions of resolution COM/CITEL RES. 271 (XXX-15).

    1. In the framework of the 2030 ICT Alliance of the Americas, CITEL consolidated a project to support the Inter-American Education Agenda with PROFUTURO’s DIGITAL MOBILE CLASSROOM in order to improve the quality of education through digital education in highly vulnerable environments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    2. In general, the CITEL Consultative Committees and the working groups have steadily moved forward on broadband issues, the establishment of guidelines in various topics, the review of new provisions of the Radio Regulations adopted at the WRC-15, and various reports on priority matters for the development of telecommunications / information and communication technologies in the region.
    3. In 2016, CITEL offered 13 online courses and 4 onsite courses and awarded 114 full and 1 partial scholarship to citizens of 20 Member States. More details are given in CITEL’s Annual Report.


    • 150 million people in the Americas to be connected to the Internet by the year 20201
    • All Caribbean countries through PROFUTURO’s DIGITAL MOBILE CLASSROOM to support the Inter-American Education Agenda
    • 115 scholars in 20 Member States

    Partnerships and Financing: On Line Courses: National Telecommunication Research and Training Institute (INICTEL) / Peru, CITEL & SEDI
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    Iniciativa: Red Interamericana para la Administración Laboral (RIAL)
    La Red Interamericana para la Administración Laboral (RIAL) es el mecanismo de cooperación y asistencia técnica de la Conferencia Interamericana de Ministros de Trabajo (CIMT). Fue creada por los Ministros de Trabajo de la región, luego de la XV CIMT en 2005, con el objetivo de fortalecer sus capacidades humanas e institucionales, a través de un mecanismo integrador y difusor de conocimientos y experiencias.

    La RIAL funciona como un sistema compuesto por las siguientes herramientas, que se refuerzan entre si: Portafolio de Programas, Talleres Hemisféricos, actividades de cooperación bilateral, Estudios técnicos, Boletines de noticias, Página web, y foros y reuniones virtuales.

    Desde su creación en 2005, la RIAL ha realizado las siguientes actividades:
    • 20 Talleres Hemisféricos de intercambio realizados sobre temas prioritarios de la administración laboral. Participación en promedio de 25 Ministerios de Trabajo, representantes de trabajadores, empleadores y organismos internacionales.
    • 83 actividades de cooperación bilateral (visitas in-situ o de expertos) realizadas y 8 en planeación, que permitan la asistencia técnica directa entre Ministerios.
    • Un portafolio de programas de los Ministerios de Trabajo actualizado y en línea, con más de 120 programas.
    • Página web de la RIAL elaborada y en línea: , con mejoras subsiguientes para hacerla más interactiva.
    • 3 estudios técnico de la RIAL elaborados: “Igualdad de Género para el Trabajo Decente: Propuestas para la transversalización de género en las políticas laborales y de empleo en el marco de la CIMT” (2007), “La Institucionalización del Enfoque de Género en los Ministerios de Trabajo de las Américas” (2009) y “Avanzando en la institucionalización del enfoque de género en los Ministerios de Trabajo de las Américas. Aprendizajes, hallazgos y recomendaciones de tres Auditorías Participativas de Género” (2013).
    • 3 Auditorías de Género en alianza con la OIT, las primeras realizadas en Ministerios de Trabajo de la región


    Beneficiarios: Ministerios de Trabajo de todos los Estados miembros de OEA, centrales sindicales y gremios empresariales de la región.
    Socios y financiamiento: Los aliados principales de la RIAL, son sus propios beneficiarios: los Ministerios de Trabajo de la región.

    Además, la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) brinda asesoría técnica en todas las actividades de la RIAL. La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) brinda asesoría en temas vinculados a salud de los trabajadores y el BID, OCDE y CEPAL han participado en diversas actividades.

    Actualmente es financiada a través de un Fondo de Aportes Voluntarios de todos sus miembros. Entre 2006 y 2010 fue financiada primordialmente por el Programa Laboral de Canadá, cuyos aportes permitieron su creación y la realización de la mayoría de las actividades que se detallan en este documento. También ha recibido aportes financieros de los Ministerios de Trabajo de Estados Unidos, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belice, Bolivia, Brasil, Canadá, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, México, Panamá, Perú, República Dominicana, Suriname, y Trinidad & Tobago, hasta el momento.
    • Date:  6/23/2011    Paragraphs: 90
    To assist Member States in complying with Summit directives and to facilitate the alignment of goals and strategies with Summit mandates, the OAS launched the Summit Implementation and Follow-Up System (SISCA) in January 2010. Since then, several Member states have been trained in SISCA and are currently utilizing the system. A new version of SISCA will be launched in June 2011 to facilitate the direct drafting of national and JSWG reports on Summit implementation through SISCA.

    To increase participation by stakeholders, the OAS launched the Summits Virtual Community (SVC), a virtual space that allows users to contribute to online forums and thematic discussion groups on key Summit themes, and provides access to Summit-related materials and information. To date, the SVC has registered users from 31 Member states who have participated in two hemispheric virtual consultations on issues of sustainable development and gender.
    • Related Resources
    OAS Website
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    • Reports
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    Initiative: Broadband Training Center sustainability (Phase III) (RG-T2271)

    Since 2013, the IDB and the Government of Korea have supported the development and operation of the Broadband Training Center, “Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo” (CEABAD), located in Managua, Nicaragua. The Center aims at increasing the capacity of government officials of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panamá, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic to better develop:
    (i) strategic regulations that drive competition and fosters investment; and
    (ii) policies that focus not only on access but also on demand.

    The Broadband Training Center sustainability (Phase III) project builds on previous activities, and is expected to execute specific actions to ensure the Center’s sustainability while continue developing skills and capacities among governmental officials of the region.

    Since its creation, the CEABAD has been expanding the catalog of services offered and has strengthened the collaboration with key partners such as ITU, the GSMA or Internet Society, among others. As of today, some highlights of this initiative’s results are:
    (i) more than 600 public officials from the region trained in key topics for the region such as spectrum, broadband plans or infrastructure sharing, through regional and local workshops
    (ii) 625 students enrolled in 12 virtual courses, with a 96% completion rate and who, according to surveys, are satisfied by 95%.

    Development of Content and Brand Awareness
    (i) Organization of two regional workshops
    (ii) Development of seven on demand training Courses
    (iii) Development of the first regional Hackathon in CEABAD
    (iv) Publish two studies on topics of interest for the region

    Development of the Business and Operating Plans for CEABAD
    (i) Development of strategic partnerships with different stakeholders
    (ii) Definition of an organizational and operating plan for CEABAD


    Beneficiaries: Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic

    Partnerships and Financing: Government of Korea
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    Initiative: Technical Support Network of Employment Services (RED SEALC, for its initials in Spanish)

    The overall goal of this technical cooperation (TC) is to improve the institutional and technical capacity of the Public Employment Services (PES) to expand its potential to support workers to get jobs faster and that are of better quality than those obtained without support of labor intermediation services.

    Red SEALC was created in 2009 to support the efforts of governments in the region to build and strengthen their PES. The initiative aims at improving the labor opportunities for workers and increasing the productivity of businesses and countries' economies. Currently, 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have PES entities that are members of RED SEALC.

    Red SEALC finances programs so that PES can learn from the successful experiences of countries within the region and the rest of the world. The activities financed by Red SEALC include training programs, workshops, technical assistance provided by government officials, and private consultants. Since 2009, Red SEALC have funded 42 expert visits among countries within the region, 20 technical assistances with countries from outside the region, and have trained over 600 government officials.

    One important achievement of RED SEALC was the publication of the book, "The World of Public Employment Services," in 2016 in collaboration with WAPES and the LEED initiative from the OECD. In the case of the Americas, the publication offers the first standardized and comparable data set on PES from 23 LAC countries.

    Technical assistance through technical visits, courses and workshops in the following areas:
    (i) Labor Market Information Systems;
    (ii) Single window service schemes;
    (iii) Engagement with private sector;
    (iv) Special attention scheme for vulnerable groups;
    (v) Governance;
    (vi) Performance management;
    (vii) Impact evaluation;
    (viii) Quality management systems;
    (ix) Human resources management of PES staff ;
    (x) Multichannel management;
    (xi) Cooperation with Labor Market stakeholders (e.g., private employment agencies, training institutions, education institutions, academia, social security agencies).


    Beneficiaries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and The Dominican Republic.

    Partnerships and Financing: The governments of the member countries co-finance the operation of the Red SEALC providing in-kind support through technical assistance provided by officials of the PES from inside and outside the region.
    Through developing partnerships, the initiative has received additional technical and financial resources for activities as described below:

    World Association of the Public Employment Services:
    (i) Co-publication of the book, "The World of Public Employment Service" (2016);
    (ii) Co-organizer of event launching the book, "The World of Public Employment Service";
    (iii) Co-organizer of workshop training program on management of labor mobility by PES;

    (i) Co-publication of the book, "The World of Public Employment Service" (2016);
    (ii) Co-organizer of event launching the book, "The World of Public Employment Service";

    International Organization for Migration:
    (i) Co-organizer of workshop training program on management of labor mobility by PES;

    Pacific Alliance Business Council (PABC):
    (i) Co-organizer of workshop, “Labor mobility under the Pacific Alliance: the role of the productive and public sectors through Public Employment Services“.
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    Initiative: Digital Marketplace for Government Solutions - DigiGob (RG-T2802)

    With the goal of supporting governments to address their citizens’ needs in a more efficient and transparent manner, this project will focus on accelerating the adoption of technological solutions on the part of public institutions, by way of setting up a digital solutions marketplace (DigiGob). DigiGob is a regional platform where public and private sector actors will interact, creating the right dynamics for increasing choices and facilitating the decision making process of the public sector.

    (i) Design of the business model, governance structure, and sustainability plan of DigiGob.
    (ii) Development and implementation of the DigiGob platform.
    (ii) Dissemination and communication activities to attract countries to the platform.
    (iii) Development and adoption of three solutions in key areas of public intervention.


    Beneficiaries: IDB member countries
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    Initiative: Support for the Definition of Digital Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (RG-T2784)

    The overall objective of this project is to support countries in the region in the formulation and implementation of public policies and regulations to promote their integration into the digital economy. This project will:
    (i) identify digital policy best practices in areas such as spectrum management, development of human capital, and use and adoption of digital technologies and infrastructure;
    (ii) support the design of Action Matrices for facilitating digital inclusion in the region; and
    iii) promote dialogue between the private and public sectors.

    (i) Identification of best practices for the formulation and implementation of digital policies and regulatory frameworks, and assessment of Latin America and the Caribbean countries policy initiatives;
    (ii) Definition of Action Matrices to guide the design and implementation of digital policies in at least three countries;
    (iii) Regional workshops;
    (iv) Creation of a network for public- private dialogue; and
    (v) Dissemination activities.


    Beneficiaries: IDB member countries.
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    Access to credit geared toward human development

    The IDB supports access to credit geared toward human development on two fronts. First, we promote access to small-scale finance in rural areas through the funding and strengthening of financial entities that serve poorer households. Second, we support the development of digital financial ecosystems that can provide financial entities with information to feed new credit scoring models for those without previous credit history in order to improve access to credit. In both instances, the target population is low-income segments of the population with the intended impact of reducing vulnerability and creating economic opportunities.

    Broadband access to overcome the digital gap

    Between 2013 and 2015, the IDB’s broadband special program financed 32 Technical Cooperation (TC) projects with a total allocated amount of US $10.4 million, prioritizing projects with a focus on dialogue and applications for development as well as support for institutional strengthening. Examples of projects are the ministerial meeting that took place in Punta Cana in 2015, the second year of operation of the training center for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic and the recently approved loan for US $50 million which aims to increase broadband penetration in Nicaragua with the ultimate goal of contributing to the economic and social development of the country.
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    Initiative: Hackathon digiLAC
    The Hackathon digiLAC aimed to stimulate the development of creative and innovative applications, and the exchange of knowledge to help develop technological solutions that benefit the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    The Hackathon digiLAC brought together companies, government entities, and entrepreneurs of the Andean region around the exchange of open knowledge, and the development of technology solutions with the aim of responding to social problems in education, health, energy, environment, and social and financial inclusion, and thus help bridge the digital divide in our region.

    - Content design of workshops
    - Review of innovative proposals, and selection of participants
    - Entrepreneurship and innovation workshops
    - ICT Bootcamp
    - Design an space for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to develop a innovative broadband application
    - Innovative presentations where companies such as Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Ruta N,, JuntoSalimos, among others, presented their initiatives and products regarding entrepreneurship and ICT


    Beneficiaries: Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela)
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    Initiative: Platform of visualization of the IDBA and the associated reports
    Update of the broadband index and of the infrastructure maps. The main objective of this initiative is to undertake the needed improvements on the platform (, as well as update the information present in the IDBA, the infrastructure maps and their corresponding reports.

    Update of the platform and maintenance:
    - Platform visualization web parts
    Update of the Broadband Development Index (IDBA) and its reports:
    - IDBA updated Excel model
    - IDBA Quarterly Reports
    - IDBA Annual Reports
    Update of the infrastructure maps and its reports:
    - Updated infrastructure map tables
    - Infrastructure map reports
    Dissemination and edition of the results of the IDBA and the infrastructure maps:
    - Dissemination workshop in regional dialogues
    - Edition and printing of copies of both the IDBA and infrastructure maps reports


    Beneficiaries: Latin America and the Caribbean countries
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    Initiative: Technical Support Network of Employment Services
    The overall of this technical cooperation (TC) is to improve the institutional and technical capacity of the Public Employment Services (PES) to expand its potential to support workers to get jobs faster and that are of better quality than those obtained without support of labor intermediation services. The specific objectives include the support of institutional and technical strengthening of the PES in the management of labor intermediation services; the improvement of their services´ monitoring and evaluation systems; and the fostering of partnerships between private sector organizations, vocational training institutions (VTI) and government agencies.

    Activities: Technical assistance through technical visits, courses and workshops in the following areas: i) Organizational development, partnerships with the private sector and VTIs; ii) coordination and integration of service delivery through a single window schemes; iii) training of job and businesses counselors; iv) unemployment insurance; v) information and monitoring systems for employment management, employment portals and labor observatories; vi) quality systems based on ISO, competencies, and other international systems; vii) results-based management and impact evaluation studies; and viii) documenting good practices on institutional and operational areas in the PES inside and outside the region in collaboration with the World Association of Public Employment Services and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development through: a. Design of an indicators system of institutional and operational characteristics of PES; b. Database containing PES institutional and operational information compiled through the data collection; c. Set of country profiles obtained based on the data collection; D. Publication of a report on the state of art of Public Employment Services at the global level.


    Beneficiaries: Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Dominican Republic.

    Partnership and financing: The governments of the member countries co-finance the operation of the Red SEALC providing in-kind support through technical assistance provided by officials of the PES from inside and outside the region. The World Association of Public Employment Services and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development co-financed the development of the indicators system of institutional and operational characteristics of PES and the publication of the report The World of Public Employment Services.
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    Initiative: 2nd Ministerial Forum for Broadband Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
    The objective of the initiative is to transfer knowledge, and develop strategic partnerships and cooperation in the field of broadband development to Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries under the framework of the broadband special program of the IDB. To do so, this project supports the 2nd Ministerial Forum jointly held by the IDB and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea in Dominican Republic on September 10 - 11, 2015. By learning from the best practices of developed countries and international organizations, the highest-level officials in ICT related Ministries from the LAC Region would get to utilize specific approaches to address their countries’ broadband priorities.

    Broadband priority assessment and partnership building:
    - Evaluate broadband priorities for each LAC participant
    - Establish preliminary strategic partnerships to effectively address priorities and develop support mechanisms
    Knowledge sharing, training and partnership building during the 2nd Ministerial Forum for Broadband Development:
    - Experiences in broadband development - Case Study
    - Broadband priority matchmaking and strengthening of partnerships
    Technical notes on broadband priorities:
    - Dissemination of the results from the Forum

    Beneficiaries: Latin America and the Caribbean countries
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    Initiative: Development of the comprehensive Broadband Policy Toolkit
    This initiative responds to the need to develop an enabling public policy environment as part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strategy to accelerate broadband deployment, adoption and use by governments, businesses and individuals. It also addresses the Bank’s priority to strengthen the institutional capacity of governments to perform fundamental functions, such as the design and implementation of public policies.
    The objective of this initiative is to improve the variety, quality and effectiveness of broadband public policies (both on supply and demand sides) in the LAC Region. To that objective, this project is building a broadband toolkit specific and customized to the LAC Region

    Data Analysis
    - Collect input information and validate assumptions and conclusions
    - Summary of best practices
    Detailed structure and design of the broadband policy toolkit
    Development of the modules of the toolkit and training materials

    Beneficiaries: Latin America and the Caribbean countries

    Partnerships and Financing: OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
    • Reports
    • Date:  6/8/2016    Paragraphs: -
    Hemispheric Partnership for Development

    ECLAC has been working on different aspects related to the mandate of Hemispheric Partnership for Development. Particularly with regard to the following specific topics:
    a) Access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

    ECLAC has continued to work on issues related to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. For example, during 2015 the Seminar "Development of water policies in the context of the Development Agenda Post-2015: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean" took place, where new water related laws were discussed for countries in the region that have adopted or amended them in the last decade. Water security was one of the main issues discussed during that meeting, as well as socio-environmental conflicts related to this resource, which have increased considerably in recent years.

    b) Broadband access to overcome the digital gap

    There have been several investigations and events related whit this subject. For example, the Workshop held on October 2015 on "Measuring the quality of Internet service", which aimed to analyze the models and tools used for measuring the quality of Internet service and the necessary institutional framework for its implementation. In addition, the publication on "The state of broadband in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015," analyzed the degree of dissemination of the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean and posed some challenges for public policy to overcome the digital gap with developed countries and with countries of the region.

    Another significant event was the publication of the book "The new digital revolution: from the Internet of consumption to the Internet of production", where access and digital consumption in the region are surveyed, including their strengths and weaknesses, and major policy debates are reviewed and a more proactive action of countries is suggested, for example, in regulation, network neutrality, Internet governance and combat of cyber crime.

    Similarly, ECLAC, together with the Government of Mexico, held the V Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean, during the month of August 2015, where a balance was presented and the agreements established in eLAC mechanism for political dialogue were renewed, which began in 2005, strengthening the regional integration process in digital field.

    c) The number of youth enrolled in secondary or technical education

    Two events coordinated by ECLAC have been especially important in relation to this subject. The first was the International Seminar on "Social Inclusion and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean" that was held on October 2015, and represented the closing of the work carried out by ECLAC since 2013 under the project "Social Inclusion of youth in the context of increasing violence and insecurity ", supported by the Secretaría de la Integración Social Centroamericana (SISCA) and Organización Iberoamericana de la Juventud (OIJ).

    The Second, the "University Reforms and new challenges in the region" forum (April 2015), aimed to start the discussion about reform processes in public universities in Latin American, discussing the role of public universities, in particular its relationship with the State and its role in social inclusion and cohesion, strategic management and research.

    d) Investment in infrastructure and its effectiveness

    In terms of infrastructure investment ECLAC has carried out different activities. For example, the XXXIV Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers of Transport of Central America (COMITRAN), held in Guatemala City on June 2015, where the progress was reviewed in relation to the Regional Policy on mobility and logistics, which seeks to reduce the high costs of mobilization of freight and people across Central America. During the event ECLAC presented the results of six national workshops of integrated and sustainable policies on logistics and mobility and the document "Key components of a policy of logistics and mobility in Central America" which along with further analysis of the state of logistics and mobility in the region, identifies the main features of the new sustainable paradigm and integrated development of logistics and mobility that benefit the economic and social development of the countries of the region and presents a basic proposal for public policy at the national level and their coordination at regional level.

    Another major event was the High-Level Seminar on Transport and Air Policy in cooperation with the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission and the Civil Aeronautics Board of Chile, also held in June 2015. The workshop addressed issues of political and economic nature on air transport (regulation of international air transport and economic aspects, airport management, economic aspects of air transport services, airport facilitation and environment).

    e) Access to credit geared toward human development.

    In terms of access to credit for development, ECLAC published the document "Financing for development in Latin America and the Caribbean", the document analyzed the evolution of financial flows available to Latin America and the Caribbean to finance their spending needs in both public consumption and investment – public and private - including the mobilization of domestic resources and external resources. It also studies the nature of these flows in both public and private, the actors involved in these flows (i.e. donor countries, multilateral development banks, pension funds, investment funds) and the instruments through which they are channeled (traditional mechanisms such as loans - concessionary or not - , or the so-called innovative financing mechanisms among many other possible). The document also included a conceptual framework that identifies relationships between different categories of financing for development and, at the same time combines them with the basic macroeconomic identities of open economies.
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • World Bank
  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation of Agriculture (IICA)
    • Reports
    • Date:  6/8/2016    Paragraphs: -
    IlCA provides technical cooperation for agriculture in hemispheric, regional, and national projects in accordance with the priorities identified by its Member States. Some of these cooperation activities, linked to the themes of the 7th Summit of the Americas, are:

    Hemispheric partnership for development

    • Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas Mexico 2015 and follow-up to the commitments for joint action on sustainable agricultural productivity and rural inclusion
    • Assessment, design, and formulation of innovative policies and strategies for agricultural and rural development, aimed specifically at facilitating business activities and promoting innovation, participatory management, inclusion, and family farming.
    • Development and linking to markets, through the creation of committees for competitiveness; training in management, entrepreneurship, associative enterprises, and value added; and the operation of market information systems.
  • Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
    • Reports
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    El Programa de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC) de CAF ha seguido apoyando la expansión del ecosistema digital en América Latina y el Caribe, mediante el desarrollo de infraestructuras de comunicaciones de banda ancha. Este programa se ha enfocado tanto en el despliegue de infraestructura TIC, como en el fortalecimiento de los marcos regulatorios en los países de la región. CAF se ha afianzado así como uno de los actores más importantes dentro de la Agenda Digital para América Latina y el Caribe (eLAC 2018), que concentra sus esfuerzos para establecer un mercado digital integrado en toda la región. En el marco de esta agenda digital, junto a socios institucionales se realizaron estudios relacionados con el diseño de estrategias para la construcción de un mercado único digital; el despliegue de IPv6 para el desarrollo socio económico en América Latina y el Caribe; y la eliminación de barreras al despliegue de banda ancha móvil a nivel subnacional. También, junto a CEPAL y GSMA se lanzó un programa de capacitación digital (CE-Digital), orientado a los reguladores y autoridades del sector TIC. Cabe destacar que en 2017 se lanzó el Observatorio del Ecosistema Digital, plataforma de acceso público que buscará ser el reservorio de información estadística y análisis secundario más importante de la región para el sector de TIC.
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    ICT Program

    The CAF Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Program supports the expansion of the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean through the development of broadband communications infrastructure. This program focuses on both the deployment of ICT infrastructure and the strengthening of regulatory frameworks in the region. During the 2015-2016 period studies are being conducted to provide effective solutions aimed at overcoming the main barriers to the deployment of broadband networks; to make recommendations to address the deployment of IPv6 in the region; and to design an ICT observatory for analyzing infrastructure, institutional frameworks, human capital, the digital economy and digital public services in the countries of the region.

    Access to Financial Services

    CAF promotes financial development in Latin America by incorporating its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) into the financial system, as well as other segments of the economy that have traditionally been excluded. To do this, it runs an ambitious program that seeks to provide access to financial products and services under suitable conditions using efficient, modern and reliable instruments - both through the intermediary financial system as well as through capital markets - which contribute to the growth of MSMEs, in order to promote economic and social development in the region.

    In this regard, actions to promote access to financial services, investment financing and improved risk management through the promotion of microfinance, the creation of special mechanisms, micro-insurance and micro-savings products are being carried out; providing support for the development of securities markets, small payment systems, network interoperability and the improvement of market integration regulation; the consolidation of monitoring schemes; the strengthening of financial consumer protection and financial education programs for MSMEs; and the dissemination of knowledge generated through publications and events on lessons learned and the exchange of best practices.
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    Iniciativa: Programa TIC
    El Programa de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC) de CAF apoya la expansión del ecosistema digital en América Latina, mediante el desarrollo de infraestructuras de comunicaciones de banda ancha. Este programa se ha enfocado tanto en el despliegue de infraestructura TIC, como en el desarrollo y fortalecimiento de marcos normativos para la expansión de las infraestructuras de banda ancha en la región.

    Durante el período 2015-2016 se llevarán a cabo los siguientes estudios:
    1. Identificación, análisis y propuestas de soluciones efectivas para las principales barreras al despliegue de redes de banda ancha en América Latina y el Caribe.
    2. Recomendaciones para abordar el despliegue del IPv6 en la región.
    3. Diseño del observatorio TIC para analizar las infraestructuras, los marcos institucionales, el capital humano, la economía digital y los servicios públicos digitales en los países accionistas de CAF.


    Beneficiarios: Los países de América Latina y el Caribe accionistas de CAF.

    Socios y financiamiento: UNASUR, UIT, CEPAL, Fundación Telefónica
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    Iniciativa: Acceso a servicios financieros
    CAF promueve el desarrollo financiero de América Latina mediante la incorporación al sistema financiero de las MIPYMES y otros segmentos de la población que han estado tradicionalmente excluidos, garantizando su acceso a productos y servicios financieros en condiciones adecuadas y utilizando instrumentos más eficientes, confiables, modernos y apropiados.

    Actividades: 1. Apoyo al fortalecimiento de esquemas de protección del consumidor financiero e impulso a programas de educación financiera para MIPYMES.
    2. Promoción del acceso a servicios financieros, financiación de la inversión y mejora de la gestión de riesgos, a través del fomento de las microfinanzas, la creación de vehículos especiales, microseguros y productos de microahorro, así como el fortalecimiento de la supervisión.
    3. Apoyo al desarrollo de los mercados de valores, los sistemas de pagos de bajo valor, la interoperabilidad de redes y a la mejora de la regulación para la integración de mercados.
    4. Difusión del conocimiento generado a través de publicaciones y eventos sobre lecciones aprendidas y mejores prácticas.


    Beneficiarios: Instituciones y bancos de microfinanzas de la región, redes de microfinanzas locales, Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones de Garantía (ALIGA), Red Centroamericana de Microfinanzas (REDCAMIF).

    Socios y financiamiento: Gobiernos de Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú y República Dominicana, BID, Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN), Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB), Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), Instituto Iberoamericano de Mercados de Valores (IIMV).
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    Iniciativa: Mejoramiento de los Tramos de la Carretera Nejapa-El Crucero-Diriamba-Jinotepe-Nandaime
    El Proyecto consiste en el mejoramiento de los 58.13 kilómetros de la carretera Nejapa-El Crucero-Diriamba-Jinotepe-Nandaime (hasta el conocido como Empalme Grajinán), utilizando la alternativa de mezcla asfáltica en caliente. El proyecto se licitará y ejecutará en dos tramos de manera paralela: Tramo 1 Nejapa-El Crucero-Diriamba de 33.32 km y Tramo 2 Diiriamba-Jinotepe-Nandaime de 24.81 km.

    Además de los trabajos de pavimentación, el alcance de las obras conlleva el mejoramiento de la sección transversal de la carretera realizando ampliaciones del ancho de carril existente en zonas de un carril por sentido, la construcción de un carril adicional en zonas específicas de ascenso y descenso y la ampliación a cuatro carriles en sectores definidos. Se contempla, en adición, la ampliación a cuatro carriles de un puente existente de 5 metros de longitud.

    Asimismo, al tratarse de una carretera con un alto volumen de tráfico y que atraviesa zonas de carácter urbano, el proyecto contempla en ciertos segmentos la construcción de obras peatonales como aceras, carriles para moto taxis y ciclo vías.

    Por último, el proyecto contempla obras de mejora en drenajes menores y mayores, la construcción de 42 bahías para autobuses, 6 retornos y la implementación de toda la señalización horizontal y vertical, además de las medidas de mitigación ambiental correspondientes.

    El proyecto contempla la ejecución de seis componentes: I) Construcción II) Supervisión de
    Obras, III) Imprevistos, IV) Escalamiento, V) Impuestos y VI) Comisión BCIE. A continuación se
    presenta una breve descripción del contenido y las actividades principales a desarrollar en cada
    I) Construcción
    Este componente financiará la ejecución física del proyecto de acuerdo a los siguientes rubros
    constructivos: a) Trabajos Administrativos, b) Movimiento de Tierras, c) Estructura de Pavimento,
    d) Drenaje Menor, e) Drenaje Longitudinal, f) Drenaje Mayor; g) Señalización; h) Misceláneos; y
    i) Obras ambientales. El monto global de este componente totaliza US$55,047,121.3 y representa
    el 80.5% del monto total del proyecto.
    II) Supervisión de Obras
    Es la actividad profesional que ejerce una empresa consultora de reconocida capacidad en la
    rama de ingeniería, contratada a fin de corroborar que las obras del proyecto sean construidas
    de acuerdo a los diseños realizados. La supervisión deberá llevar el control técnico estricto de las
    obras del componente de construcción, de forma que éstas se ejecuten en el tiempo estipulado
    en el contrato y con la calidad requerida en los estudios de diseño final, planos y especificaciones
    generales y particulares establecidas. El monto de este componente asciende a US$3,467,968.2
    (5.1% del total del proyecto y 6.3% respecto al monto del componente de construcción).
    III) Imprevistos
    Corresponde a una partida para la atención de imprevistos y contingencias, orientado
    específicamente a los componentes de construcción y supervisión. El componente de imprevistos
    podrá ser utilizado en el caso que el presupuesto de las actividades constructivas, calculadas en
    el diseño original del proyecto, resulte insuficiente debido a incrementos de obra (al ser la zona
    del proyecto principalmente urbana y sub-urbana) o porque surjan nuevas actividades producto
    de la revisión inicial del diseño por parte del Supervisor de Obras o durante la ejecución del
    proyecto, todo con la debida aceptación por parte del MTI. El monto estimado para este
    componente es de US$5,779,946.5 el cual se considera razonable para las condiciones
    particulares de ejecución de este proyecto.
    IV) Escalamiento
    Este componente, por un total de US$2,752,356.1, será utilizado para pagar al Contratista en el
    caso de que ocurran incrementos en los insumos (materiales, mano de obra, equipos y
    herramientas) producto de alzas a nivel nacional e internacional.
    V) Impuestos
    Se refiere a impuestos municipales e IVA, los cuales estarán a cargo del MTI. El monto de este
    componente es de US$1,190,669.1.
    VI) Comisión BCIE
    Corresponde a la comisión de seguimiento y administración cobrada por el BCIE, la cual equivale
    US$167,618.5 o ¼ del 1.0% sobre el monto del préstamo.

    Beneficiarios: República de Nicaragua, a traves del Ministerio de Transporte e Infraestructura (MTI). El proyecto contribuirá al desarrollo socio económico de su zona de influencia, beneficiando de manera directa a un estimado de 196,745 personas y de manera indirecta a 79,723 personas. Asimismo, al tratarse de una carretera que forma parte del Corredor Pacífico de la RICAM, contribuirá a mejorar la competitividad del país y a facilitar el intercambio comercial y la integración de la región centroamericana.

    Socios y financiamiento: Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica, República de Nicaragua, Ministerio de Transporte e Infraestructura (MTI)
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    Iniciativa: Rehabilitación de los Tramos Carreteros “La Entrada – Copán Ruinas – El Florido” y “La Entrada – Santa Rosa de Copán”
    Con el presente financiamiento se estarían realizando las obras de rehabilitación de dos tramos del Corredor de Occidente totalizando 115.31 kilómetros utilizando la alternativa de Concreto Hidráulico. El proyecto fue elaborado para un período de diseño de veinte (20) años, elaborado por la empresa ACI. Los tramos de la carretera que componen este proyecto, son los siguientes:
    Tramo 1: La Entrada – Santa Rosa de Copán: Este tramo forma parte de la carretera CA-4, desde la comunidad de La Entrada hasta la ciudad de Santa Rosa de Copán, ambas comunidades en el departamento de Copán. Dicho tramo mide una longitud total estimada de 42.95 kilómetros. El alcance de las obras conlleva la rehabilitación de la sección transversal ampliando el ancho del hombro y manteniendo el ancho de carril existente por sentido. Dicha rehabilitación incluye reciclar la estructura de pavimento asfáltico existente a incorporarse como parte de la base granular y repavimentando la superficie de rodadura con concreto hidráulico. Las obras a ejecutarse en este tramo incluye la construcción de 15 bahías de buses y la reparación de cuatro (4) fallas geológicas.
    Tramo 2: La Entrada – Copán Ruinas – El Florido: Este segundo tramo constituye la carretera CA-11 y comprende desde La Entrada, pasando por Copán Ruinas, hasta llegar a El Florido, punto fronterizo con Guatemala contando con una longitud estimada de 72.36 kilómetros. Dicho tramo cruza los municipios de Nueva Arcadia, la Jigua, San Jerónimo, Cabañas, San Agustín, Santa Rita, Concepción, Copán Ruinas y El Florido; todos pertenecientes al departamento de Copán. El alcance de las obras conlleva la rehabilitación de la sección transversal ampliando el ancho del hombro y manteniendo el ancho de carril existente por sentido. Asimismo, se incluye reciclar la estructura de pavimento asfáltico existente a utilizarse como parte de la base granular y repavimentando la superficie de rodadura con concreto hidráulico. Las obras a ejecutarse en este tramo incluye dos cambios de alineamiento horizontal. El proyecto incluye la construcción de tres (3) puentes, la construcción de treinta y ocho (38) bahías de buses y la reparación de cinco (5) fallas geológicas.

    Actividades: El proyecto contempla una inversión total de US$178,400.0 miles, y su ejecución se segmenta en los siguientes ocho componentes que se describen brevemente a continuación:


    Este componente por US$1,845.6 miles10, representa el 1.0% del monto total de proyecto si corresponde al pago de los estudios y diseños del proyecto, aprobada como parte del Programa de Preinversión Vial que el Banco otorgó a la República de Honduras, mediante una cooperación financiera para preinversión bajo modalidad de recuperación contingente para el sector público, según Resolución No. DI-110/2011, de fecha 24 de agosto de 2011.

    Inversión en Infraestructura

    Este componente por US$120,316.2 miles, representa el 67.4% del monto total de proyecto y financiará la ejecución física del proyecto de acuerdo a los siguientes rubros constructivos: a) Actividades Generales; b) Movimiento de Tierras; c) Pavimento; d) Obras de Drenaje Menor; e) Obras de Drenaje Mayor; f) Obras Conexas y Servicios; g) Reubicación de Líneas Telefónicas; h) Reemplazo de Tuberías de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado Sanitario; i) Señalización Vertical y Horizontal; j) Medidas de Mitigación Ambiental; k) Fallas; l) Administración Delegada y; m)Administración Delegada Fallas, Puentes y Drenaje Menor.

    Supervisión de Obras

    Es la actividad profesional que ejercerá una o varias empresas consultoras de capacidad
    comprobable en la rama de ingeniería, contratadas a fin de corroborar que las obras del
    proyecto sean construidas de acuerdo a los diseños realizados. La o las firmas de Supervisión deberán llevar el control técnico estricto de las obras del componente de construcción, de forma que estas se ejecuten en el tiempo estipulado en el contrato y con la calidad requerida en los estudios de diseño final, planos y especificaciones generales y especiales establecidas. El monto definido para este componente es de US$9,625.3 miles, equivalente al 5.4% del monto del proyecto.

    Escalamiento de Precios

    Este componente por US$12,031.6 miles, equivalente al 6.7% del monto del proyecto, será utilizado para pagar al o los contratistas los incrementos de los insumos (materiales, mano de obra, equipo y herramientas) producto de las alzas de precio a nivel nacional e internacional, debidamente controlados contractualmente por una fórmula polinómica, tomando en cuenta además del tiempo estimado de ejecución del proyecto.


    Es un monto reservado en caso que el presupuesto de las actividades de infraestructura,
    supervisión y reasentamientos calculados en los estudios de preinversión del proyecto, resulten insuficientes debido a incrementos de obra no previstos que surjan por nuevas actividades producto de la revisión del diseño por parte de Unidad Ejecutora y Supervisión de Obras. Este componente no podrá ser utilizado para compra de terrenos, construcciones en reasentamientos con fondos BEI11 y asistencia técnica; y sus desembolsos deberán estar debidamente justificados por el organismo ejecutor.

    El monto estimado para este componente es de US$ 24,852.4 miles, equivalente al 14.0%12 del monto total del proyecto. Dicho monto se considera razonable para las condiciones particulares de este proyecto, como el tiempo de ejecución del proyecto, que es de 3 años, y la complejidad técnica esperada, tomando en cuenta que se desarrolla en condiciones geológicas adversas, diversos tipos de suelo, condiciones de tráfico y subtramos con fallas geológicas que deberán atenderse.

    Adicionalmente este monto podrá ser utilizado para actividades de mejora no previstas en
    relación a la seguridad vial de la carretera de acuerdo a las sugerencias que podría indicar en su momento el Auditor en seguridad, que se contrataría con fondos LAIF, para apoyar la asistencia técnica del proyecto.


    Este componente se ha estimado en un monto de US$6,345.0 miles, equivalente al 3.6% del monto total del proyecto. De este monto, corresponde al Gobierno de Honduras US$1,550.2 miles para la adquisición del derecho de vía, principalmente derivado de los cambios de alineamiento horizontal, se aclara que la mayor parte del proyecto será sobre el alineamiento actual.

    En el caso de los recursos del BCIE por US$4,844.8 miles, se financiarán las mejoras en
    construcciones derivadas del plan de reasentamiento, exceptuando compra de terrenos.

    Actualmente, existen aproximadamente 294 casos identificados de invasiones sobre el derecho de vía, en todo caso se está requiriendo como condición previa a desembolsar informe actualizado del número de familias a relocalizar derivado de la ejecución del proyecto o, en su defecto, nota indicando que se mantiene el número de familias a relocalizar estimado en el proceso de análisis de la solicitud.

    Además, dentro de este componente se han considerado los costos de la contratación de la firma que se encargará de la elaboración y ejecución del Plan de Reasentamiento de ambos tramos carreteros, tal como se indica en la modalidad de ejecución de este componente. En el Anexo No. III-2 se muestra el cálculo realizado por el INSEP para la estimación de costos del componente.

    Asistencia Técnica

    Este componente por US$3,258.9 miles, equivalente al 1.8% del monto total del proyecto, será financiado con fondos de LAIF y está destinado a la contratación de personal profesional para apoyar la ejecución de las obras y mejorar la seguridad de la carretera.

    El equipo de expertos constará, en principio, de seis especialistas, cada uno con diversas
    funciones y responsabilidades para evaluar la operatividad de las actividades en ejecución y vendrán a reforzar la UE BM/BCIE de INSEP.

    El Jefe/Coordinador de la unidad será el encargado de garantizar la eficiencia de la ejecución del proyecto y el logro de sus objetivos en los resultados obtenidos. El Auditor en Seguridad Vial y el Ingeniero de Transporte/Seguridad Vial estarán encargados de identificar problemas potenciales de seguridad vial y sugerir soluciones mediante las cuales se puedan minimizar contingencias. El Especialista en Seguimiento Ambiental y Social será el encargado de identificar y desarrollar planes para la reducción del impacto ambiental. El Especialista en Contrataciones y Adquisiciones estará encargado de los procesos de adquisiciones y contrataciones. Por último, el Especialista en Gestión Financiera empleará y desarrollará herramientas, modelos y metodologías financieras en el proceso de gestión.

    Dos de los especialistas estarán a tiempo completo durante el total desarrollo del proyecto, el Jefe de la unidad y el Especialista en Seguimiento Ambiental y Social.


    Se refiere al costo que debe asumir el Gobierno de la República de Honduras en concepto de pago de comisión por seguimiento y administración al BCIE, correspondiente a la
    implementación del préstamo que financiará el proyecto. El monto de este componente es de US$125.0 miles, equivalente al 0.3% del monto del préstamo del BCIE y el 0.1% del monto total del proyecto.

    Beneficiarios: República de Honduras a través de la Secretaría de Estado en los Despachos de Infraestructura y Servicios Públicos (INSEP).

    Socios y financiamiento: Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica, República de Honduras a través de la Secretaría de Estado en los Despachos de Infraestructura y Servicios Públicos (INSEP)
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    Iniciativa Regional América Latina y el Caribe libre de trabajo infantil
    La Iniciativa Regional, es una plataforma de acción intergubernamental formada por 26 países de la región, en la que también participan organizaciones de empleadores y de trabajadores y que tiene como propósito fundamental, acelerar la reducción del trabajo infantil, especialmente en sus peores formas, para declarar a la región libre de trabajo infantil en el 2025 y cumplir la meta 8.7 de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

    La Iniciativa está alineada y se basa en el conjunto de políticas de protección de la infancia, desarrollo e inclusión social de diferentes países de la región, que han priorizado la prevención y erradicación del trabajo infantil como una condición necesaria para garantizar el crecimiento inclusivo y sostenido en la región.

    Las principales líneas de acción de la Iniciativa Regional son: Fortalecimiento de políticas nacionales sobre trabajo infantil; Fortalecimiento de capacidades de acción directa; Generación de conocimiento;
    Incidencia política; Legislación y cumplimiento y Sensibilización.

    La Iniciativa funciona a través de una Red de 34 Puntos Focales: 26 de Gobiernos, representados por los Ministerios de Trabajo; 4 de organizaciones de empleadores y 4 de organizaciones de trabajadores. Una Secretaría Técnica a cargo de la Oficina Regional de la OIT para las Américas y una Reunión de Alto Nivel integrada por los Ministros de Trabajo de la Región.

    Actividades: (2014)
    Análisis conjunto interpaíses para definir factores de aceleración que potencien una respuesta acertada para la reducción del trabajo infantil. Se identificaron ocho factores de aceleración, que son temas en los cuales los países tienen experiencia acumulada y son fuente de buenas prácticas y lecciones aprendidas para transferir, o que por el contrario, han tenido una baja intervención desde las políticas públicas, pero representan un nicho de atención al trabajo infantil para mejorar la respuesta y acelerar la reducción del indicador. Los factores son: comunidades indígenas, educación, empleo juvenil, cadena de valor, descentralización, migración, agricultura y nuevas tecnologías de la información.

    1. Celebración de la Primera Mesa de Cooperación Sur-Sur para acelerar la reducción del trabajo infantil en América Latina y el Caribe, con la participación de 22 países representados por los Ministerios de Trabajo y las agencias o instancias de cooperación pública. Para esta mesa se elaboró una aplicación en línea en la que se agrupan las principales ofertas y demandas de los países en torno a los ocho factores de aceleración, que se puede ver en:
    Tras la ronda de negociación, se obtuvo como resultado: 109 demandas de cooperación sur-sur que se concretaron en: 60 manifestaciones de interés; 17 definiciones de compromiso y 5 anuncios de acuerdo relacionados con los factores de aceleración. Estos acuerdos serán firmados en el marco de la XIX Conferencia Interamericana de Ministros de Trabajo de la OEA en Cancún, el 2 de diciembre de 2015.

    2. Elaboración de un marco acelerador de políticas que apoye la articulación de intervenciones orientadas a tener la primera generación libre de trabajo infantil en la Región para 2025. Para esto se han realizado un conjunto de estudios y revisiones sistemáticas, que en la actualidad están siendo validadas con la Red de Puntos Focales de la Iniciativa Regional.

    3. Creación de una plataforma web para intercambio de buenas prácticas, capacitación en línea y difusión pública de las actividades y avances de la Iniciativa. Será lanzada en marzo de 2016.

    Beneficiarios: - 26 Ministerios de trabajo de igual número de países que integran la Iniciativa Regional, que verán fortalecidas sus capacidades para intervenir efectivamente con miras a la reducción del trabajo infantil

    - Una Organización Regional de Trabajadores (CSA), que fortalecerá su rol articulador en materia de derechos humanos, concretamente en trabajo infantil y ampliará su red de trabajo regional en la temática.

    - Tres organizaciones de trabajadores nacionales (Panamá, Perú y Argentina) que en su calidad de representantes regionales y voceros de la Iniciativa Regional, mejorarán sus capacidades y habilidades para el trabajo en red con sus pares de otros países y de los mismos donde actúan usualmente.

    - Cuatro organizaciones de empleadores de Panamá, México, Brasil y Colombia, que mejorarán su capacidad de abordaje conjunto en materia de trabajo infantil y mejorarán sus habilidades de vocería y representación internacional, para temáticas de derechos humanos y empresas, articuladas con el Pacto Global.

    Indirectamente, se beneficiarán los niños, niñas y adolescentes que están en riesgo de insertarse precozmente al mercado de trabajo, porque se espera que la Iniciativa Regional acompañe y apoye la implementación de políticas de prevención en el nivel nacional que interrumpan la trayectoria de trabajo infantil.

    Se beneficiarán también de manera indirecta los niños, niñas y adolescentes que ya están inmersos en trabajo infantil y adolescente, porque la Iniciativa Regional busca fortalecer la respuesta política y los servicios públicos orientados a la protección integral que apoye el retiro del trabajo infantil a quienes están por debajo de la edad mínima de admisión al empleo y asegure la reconversión laboral para retirar del trabajo peligroso a aquellos que sí están en edad de realizar trabajo permitido.

    Socios y financiamiento: Presupuestos públicos de los países miembros
    Cooperación Sur-Sur
    Proyectos de Apoyo a la implementación de la Iniciativa Regional financiados por Agencia Brasilera de Cooperación (ABC); Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo (AECID); Agencia Andaluza de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo y Ministerio de Asuntos Laborales de Canadá.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)