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


SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2022-03-11 - 2026-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Guatemala (100.00%)


• 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 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (principal objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 90 people participated in specialized training courses; (2) 75 women participated in sorority and innovation lab sessions to foster exchange and trust; (3) provided technical support to develop entrepreneurial plans for 20 participants; and (4) developed dialogue and partnerships with more than seven organizations in the region.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,250,000
Planned disbursement $1,432,611
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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