We have worked for USAID in Guatemala since 2011. Our expertise in food security and monitoring and evaluation is helping USAID to improve policies, procedures and regulations in food security, rural development, trade and environment as part of a Feed the Future Initiative.
- Country-led growth in competitiveness has been a key priority in our work. Guatemala has improved five places in the World Doing Business 2013 report and it is now ranked the most advanced country in the DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement) region. All fifteen government ministries have outlined a national framework to meet Guatemala’s economic targets through 2021. A training programme in environmental legislation has also enabled lawmakers to make potential applications to meet DR-CAFTA environmental targets.
N.B. This work was undertaken by Weidemann Associates, the international economic development firm acquired by Crown Agents in March 2013.