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.
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.
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.
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
Through this project, the Honduran Ministry of Education (Mineduc) managed to expand school coverage in disadvantaged communities from 36% to 50%, through the opening and provision of about 800 preschool centers, as well as training all their volunteer teachers.
With funding from the International Development Association (IDA), the Government of Honduras paved two main sections of the Central Corridor (El Porvenir - Marale and San Lorenzo - Olanchito, about 60 kilometers), which allows a better access to the major cities within the poor rural communities.
This project allowed the Government of Honduras, with the support from the World Bank, to bring more than 36,000 children out of risk and improve their social security through a pilot employment program that benefited the most vulnerable young people.
Through the Disaster Risk Management Project, Honduras has developed substantial capacity for disaster risk management, both locally and centrally, through an innovative and participatory approach. The project supported the implementation of programs for disaster risk management in 81 of the most vulnerable municipalities, benefiting about 5 million people.
The Water and Sanitation Sector Modernization Project has improved the access and quality of water in 10 municipalities, while it has also contributed to the decentralization of the sector through the adoption of autonomous models.
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014