Project profile — Support to the Electoral Observation Mission for the 2017 National Election in Honduras


OAS - Organization of American States (47079)
2017-11-07 - 2018-04-02
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Elections (15151) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve democracy and gender equality in Honduras by providing support to the election observation process for the national election on November 26th 2017. The positions to be elected include: President, three Vice-Presidents, 128 Members of National Congress and 298 mayors. The project supports the Organisation of American States electoral observation mission to deploy 80 observers and experts (45% women) to at least 350 polling stations throughout the 18 departments. Activities of the electoral observation mission include: (1) monitoring the electoral process and recommend improvements to the conduct of elections to relevant Honduran institutions; (2) develop and share a report to increase the knowledge of electoral authorities about the existing challenges to the equal participation of women in the political-electoral system; and (3) conducting a quick count to verify the validity of the official electoral outcome.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved capacity of electoral authorities to carry out inclusive, clean, competitive and legitimate elections in Honduras; and (2) adoption of key decisions to address existing barriers to women’s participation in the political-electoral system in Honduras.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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