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Collaboration for strengthening resilience: Guatemala

Collaboration for strengthening resilience: Guatemala
Oct 2015

Economic statistics suggest that conditions in the Republic of Guatemala are favourable; yet 75 percent of rural households live below the poverty line (World Bank, 2014). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Guatemala has one of the region’s highest prevalence of undernourishment, affecting 15.6 percent of the population, and the highest rate of chronic malnutrition, with a prevalence of 48 percent among children under five years (World Health Organization). The preliminary report issued by the Secretaría de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia1 (SEGEPLAN) indicated that Guatemala failed to meet Millennium Development Goal 1, related to halving the number of people who suffer from hunger.

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