Project profile — Inclusive Economic Development in Sololá, Guatemala (PRODISOL)

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Inclusive Economic Development in Sololá, Guatemala (PRODISOL) - Overview
SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2022-03-11 - 2026-12-31
Country / region • Guatemala (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (40.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (10.00%)
• Tourism
Tourism policy and administrative management (33210) (40.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
Description and results


This project aims to increase the economic empowerment of women and youth and their participation in decent work activities within tourism-related sectors in the Lake Atitlán area of Sololá, Guatemala. This project contributes to increasing the skills of Indigenous omen and youth and their access to resources. Project activities include: (1) strengthening support for women and youth to access and pursue specialized and adapted training related to the sustainable tourism sector; (2) improving tourism-related organizations’ capacity to implement good practices in inclusive governance and administrative, financial and environmental management; and (3) building public and private institutions’ capacity to promote inclusive economic development in the area, while ensuring that the rights of women are respected. The initiative covers 15 municipalities and aims to benefit 1,250 Indigenous women and youth. The activities, as well as the investments with public and private actors, particularly in terms of tourism infrastructures, significantly expand the scope of the project and are expected to reach 468,045 people.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased decent employment opportunities for Indigenous women and youth in tourism-related sectors in a context of economic recovery and climate change; (2) strengthened tourism-related organizations’ practices to support the creation of decent work activities for Indigenous women and youth and their effective participation in decision making; and (3) improved innovative practices of private and public stakeholders to support inclusive economic development in the targeted area and respect for Indigenous women’s rights.



Original budget $1,250,000
Planned Disbursement $833,026
Transaction Date Type Value
13-07-2023 Disbursement $144,682
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Inclusive Economic Development in Sololá, Guatemala (PRODISOL) - Related information
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Partner website — SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development
Global Affairs Canada
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