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In the Central and South American region, Guatemala's Human Development Index is second lowest following that of Haiti in 2012 , UNDP "Human Development Report 2012" and the country has a serious situation in terms of regional and ethnic disparities of the poverty rate and extreme-poverty rate. Strengthening the social infrastructure and extending quality education and health services are urgent issues. Those that make up the poorest segment of society are the most susceptible to the natural disasters and environmental degradation. Because those factors impede improvements in the living standard, international cooperation for the disaster risk reduction and environmental conservation are needed along with assistance for economic development. Toward implementation of effective strategic aid, JICA's support focuses on "livelihood improvement for poorness", "vitalization in rural area" and "environment and disaster risk management".

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February 2, 2023 JICA Guatemala Office Holidays 2023
May 20, 2022 Protecting the earth from natural disasters are ... satellites? On the front lines of space development and disaster risk reduction as seen in Guatemala, Central America!
December 27, 2021 Volunteer Coordinator (2021-): Mr. Hiroaki Itabashi
December 27, 2021 JICA Guatemala Office Holidays 2022
August 12, 2021 Volunteer Coordinator (2021-): Ms. Chika Sunako

News & Features

October 21, 2022 Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Guatemala in Response to the Serious Damages caused by Tropical Storm
October 1, 2021 JICA’s first-ever remote treatment support for COVID-19 in developing countries
November 12, 2020 Emergency Assistance to Guatemala in Response to Hurricane Disaster

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