Improving the lives of the indigenous communities in Paraguay
In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas.
The SDG Fund programme aims to support indigenous and rural populations identified in 3 departments, considered highly vulnerable in economic, social and environmental terms. Relevant state institutions are generating a coordination space for permanent dialogue, promoting multisectoral efforts to improve food and nutrition security with social equity.
The program aims to achieve:
- The implementation of integrated management at national and subnational levels to reduce infant and maternal malnutrition, with a focus on rights, gender and respect for cultural diversity
- The implementation of national and sub-national strategy based on the adoption of appropriate technology for food production, risk management to reduce vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change
- Strengthening institutional capacities to generate and analyze information related to food security and nutrition, from research, monitoring and evaluation
Total programme budget: $3 million
% funded by SDG-F: 50%
UN agencies: WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP
National partners: National and local Government, Civil Society organizations and Indigenous organizations
Duration: April 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017