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Country Programme Guatemala

Guatemala is a middle-income country with per capita gross domestic product of USD 2,650. However, it has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world, with a Gini coefficient of 53.7, and ranks 133rd of 187 countries in the human development index. Prevalence of chronic malnutrition is 49.8 percent among children aged 6-59 months, exceeds 70 percent in the most affected municipalities and is highest among indigenous populations. Chronic malnutrition is strongly correlated with poverty, inappropriate nutrition practices and poor living conditions. Long lean seasons heighten food scarcity, increasing vulnerability to food insecurity and acute malnutrition, particularly in the dry corridor. Selection of intervention areas is based on detailed vulnerability studies from 2012. 

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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)4,180,426
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributions-
Canada9,032,658
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)396,309
Threats to food security
  • Climate Change, recurring floods and droughts 
  • Difficult access to food and safe water
  • Subsistence farming
  • Chronic deprivation of socially vulnerable
  • Low sanitation levels
  • Low education levels