On December 6, 2011, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a Country Partnership Strategy for Honduras during 2012-2015. This strategy focuses on three areas:
- Improving citizen security
- Expanding opportunities through reducing vulnerabilities
- Enhancing good governance
The World Bank’s current portfolio in Honduras includes 10 active projects for a total committed amount of US$390 million. These projects are designed to remove long-standing structural barriers to growth, by modernizing the public sector and improving the performance of economic and social services; improve rural productivity and generate employment; strengthen human development by improving educational opportunities and health care; and improve the protection of the environment, among other objectives.
Active projects include:
The objectives of this project are to improve the capacities of national and local authorities in the area of crime and violence prevention, as well as to address their originating risk factors. It also aims at enhancing the capacity of selected municipalities to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency.
Disaster Risk Management
This project seeks to strengthen the capacity of a comprehensive disaster risk management at a municipal and national level, as well as to improve the capacity to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. The project also aims at implementing mitigation measures.
The objective of this project is to increase productivity and competitiveness of small rural producers by supporting productive alliances among rural producer organizations and commercial partners. It also supports the implementation and financing of approximately 150 feasible business plans.
This project seeks to increase school attendance and use of preventive health services among the most vulnerable families through a Conditional Cash Transfer program called Bono 10,000.
Power Sector Efficiency Enhancement
It aims to improve the financial and operating performance of the National Electric Power Company (ENEE) through three specific objectives. The first is the improvement of ENEE's commercial and corporate resource management. The second is the rehabilitation of ENEE's distribution regional sub-networks. And the third is to strengthen ENEE's institutional capacity and corporate governance.
Improving Public Sector Performance
This project is designed to strengthen the management of public finances and to establish a more efficient, effective and transparent public procurement system. This will be achieved by improving the public financial management system; upgrading the e-procurement platform; enhancing the internal control systems over personnel expenditures; and building capacity of the central administration.
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014