Canadian international assistance in Honduras

Honduras remains one of the poorest countries in Latin America, with approximately six out of every ten Hondurans living in poverty. Half of the population of 8.6 million resides in rural areas, where most of the poverty concentrates. Honduras ranks 130 out of 188 countries on the United Nations Development Programme's 2016 human development index.

The financial crisis of 2009 slowed Honduras' commodities export-led economy, deteriorating its economic indicators and shrinking its migrant remittances. Honduras is also highly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.

The political upheaval generated by the political crisis in 2009 put development progress at risk. The country is starting to recover, but significant challenges remain. Women, youth and indigenous peoples remain at a disadvantage, and are the most susceptible to human rights violations and violence. There is a compelling need to strengthen the rule of law, promote and protect human rights, create decent jobs and prioritize the economic and social inclusion of vulnerable populations. Insecurity related to organised crime is a major challenge.

Our International Development Assistance

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Canada’s international development program contributes to improving the lives of the most vulnerable by working on issues related to human rights, governance and democracy as well as promoting inclusive and green economic growth. Canadian development initiatives in Honduras are aligned with the Government of Honduras’s priorities and with the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle.

Fostering a more inclusive and sustainable economy

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Governance, pluralism, diversity, and human rights

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