Assessment of Development Results: Honduras
Honduras is of strategic interest for UNDP for two main reasons. First, its office is amongst the largest both in terms of staff and non-core resources in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Second, UNDP focused its support on strengthening democracy in a country that suffered from a weak embryonic government, a dearth of solid institutions and widespread corruption. UNDP ventured into almost all areas of governance and used the leverage gained through its business centre to contribute to human development in the country. The team concludes that UNDP has contributed considerably to the strengthening of democratic institutions and processes, through the promotion of dialogue on sensitive issues such as corruption, political and electoral reforms, and the democratization of the armed forces. UNDP-promoted reforms have made the political system more transparent and representative, enhanced efficiency in public management and advanced the decentralization process.
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