Corredor Rioeste is a pilot project financed by the European Parliament. It seeks to regain public confidence in local public institutions through the implementation of the Open Government methodology.
This methodology will be implemented during four years (2019-2023) in three municipalities of the Dry Corridor in Guatemala, in the department of Zacapa, in Río Hondo, Estanzuela and Teculután. It promotes the axes of citizen participation, collaboration and accountability in relation to the local policies in Food and Nutrition Security, the main strategic need of the territory.
Participation: the communication between citizens and local powers will be improved and the existing mechanisms will be enhanced, aiming to the public policies be co-designed, such as the one that the project will co-design and implement on Food and Nutrition Security.
Collaboration: new food and nutritional security measures will be implemented for 2 years in homes and communities collaboratively with neighbors, public institutions, the private sector and the academy.
Accountability: a data collection protocol based on indicators will be established for citizens and public institutions to know with certainty the efficiency of the actions carried out. The goal is to improve the resources for the design of new programs and public services.
This pilot project not only pursues institutional training at local level but also creates an environment of co-responsibility in the municipal policy. It does so based on citizen participation, the inclusion of vulnerable groups and with a gender perspective, creating a management model to apply in other institutions and thematics .