Strengthening municipal management for effective and results-based budgeting for biodiversity

Publié: 11 avril 2023
Dernière modification: 11 avril 2023
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In Guatemala, BIOFIN has collaborated with five coastal local governments to enhance their capacity in Results-Based Budgeting and to redirect their budgets towards biodiversity management. As a result, the local governments have developed project proposals on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, which have been submitted for approval and funding by the Departmental Development Council (CODEDE) to access additional financing. The impact of this intervention has been significant, with US$818,682 being leveraged in five Pacific municipalities by 2018. Building on this success, in 2020, the initiative was expanded nationwide, and a "Classification Guide for Municipal Environmental Expenditures" was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and co-financed by PAGE. This comprehensive approach is expected to yield positive results, with municipalities projected to increase their budgets for biodiversity conservation and sustainable management by US$1 million by 2023.


Amérique centrale
Ampleur de la mise en œuvre
Area-wide development
Buildings and facilities
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Écosystème urbain
Acteurs locaux
Cadre juridique et politique
Connaissances traditionnelles
Entretien des infrastructures
Financement durable
Gestion des espaces côtiers et marins
Gestion et Planification des Aires protégées et conservées
Gouvernance des Aires protégées et conservées
L'intégration de la biodiversité
L'intégration du genre
Moyens d'existence durables
Services écosystèmiques
Villes et infrastructures
Gestion des risques urbains et de catastrophes
City management, governance and finance
Gestion inefficace des ressources financières
Développement d’infrastructure
Manque d'autres possibilités de revenu
Changements dans le contexte socio-culturel
Manque de sécurité alimentaire
Manque d'infrastructures
Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
Objectifs de développement durable
ODD 5 - Égalité entre les sexes
ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs


La Blanca, San Marcos, Guatemala | San Marcos, Municipalities: La Blanca and Ocós; Retalhuleu, Municipality: Champerico; Santa Rosa, Municipalities: Taxisco and Chiquimulill
Ocos, San Marcos, Guatemala
Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala
Taxisco, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, Guatemala


A "Methodological Guide for the classification of Municipal Environmental Expenditure (GPAM)" was developed, shared, and endorsed by seven representatives of the five selected municipalities. It was also endorsed by the Department of Assistance to the Municipal Financial Administration of the Ministry of Finance, providing an opportunity to enhance the efficiency of environmental expenditures in the 340 municipalities of Guatemala.

To date, BIOFIN has successfully mobilized a total of USD 818,682 from five municipalities, representing a cumulative increase of 71% over 2018. A series of proposals, amounting to USD 925,413, will be presented to the Departmental Development Councils in March 2023 and approved for use in 2024. Part of these resources is intended to benefit women directly and incorporate the impact of the gender aspect from a socioeconomic perspective, contributing to promoting spaces for their participation.

The municipal technical teams have been trained to analyze and prioritize alternatives for public investment projects, including

· Municipal Programming Direction,

· Municipal Women's Direction,

· Municipal Environmental Management Unit

· Members of the municipal council

Contribué par

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Gamze Akarsu United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), BIOFIN

Autres contributeurs

Gamze Akarsu
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Miguel Martinez Tuna
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)