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Guatemala - Second Rural and Main Roads Project (Inglês)

The Project aims to improve the management and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity and the incomes of the people who depend upon these resources, in the Western Altiplano of Guatemala. The project would help to alleviate rural poverty, reduce pressures upon and improve management of the natural resources base by: (a) increasing social capital around natural resources management, through support to communities, organizations and local authorities (traditional and municipal) to jointly define and implement a local development vision which takes natural resources management and sustainability objectives into account; (b) increasing opportunities to sustainably improve productivity and diversify farming and other (off-farm) livelihood systems; (c) extending and strengthening ongoing efforts of indigenous communities to establish permanent conservation areas within broader zones of biodiversity of global importance and to maintain the habitats which sustain this diversity; and (d) establishing and piloting a framework for environmental services markets to sustain local incentives for conservation. The proposed project will form a part of the Government's program of interventions in the implementation of the Peace Accords for the Western Altiplano. As some 95 of the population of the proposed project area are Mayan, the proposed project can also be considered an indigenous (Mayan) peoples development project. There are four project components. Component 1 (Sustainable Livelihoods) is oriented toward improving the welfare of the rural poor through promotion of sustainable use and Conservation of natural resources. The component consists of two subcomponents: Subproject Grants and Local Institutional Strengthening. Component 2 (Biodiversity Conservation) will finance activities to strengthen local and national capacity to conserve natural habitats containing globally important biodiversity and other areas providing locally and nationally important environmental services. The component comprises activities for protection of sites of global importance; intercultural environmental education; and biodiversity conservation monitoring and evaluation. Component 3 will (i) develop the framework for policies and markets for environmental services, through the elaboration of a National Strategy for Environmental Services; (ii) provide local and foreign technical assistance for research and special studies and training for local and national officials working in areas related to development of environmental services policy, legal framework and pilot programs; and (iii) design and implement pilot projects aimed at developing capacity, methodologies and instruments for market-based incentives for provision of environmental services. Component 4 finances administration, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.


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    Guatemala - Second Rural and Main Roads Project

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    poverty alleviation strategy;Central American Bank for Economic Integraion;Finance, Private Sector & Infrastructure;environmental management department;foreign financing;Internal rate of return;Linked to Disbursement;access to basic service;vehicle operating cost;rural road network;access to essential service;procurement capacity assessment;project rationale;rural roads and transport;Environmental Mitigation Plan;highway design and maintenance;annual per capita income;Policy and Institutional Framework;citizen participation in development;access to health service;Municipalities;departmental road;road maintenance activity;rural area;Public Transport;rural road management;main road network;rural transportation infrastructure;road rehabilitation works;



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