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Supporting transformative local coalitions for an inclusive territorial development agenda in Latin America

Socioeconomic progress in Latin America has failed to extend equally across the continent. The region faces environmental and social pressures related to climate change, and there is a growing disconnect between the solutions promoted by policymakers and their reception by local communities.

The Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP) is a leading research network that articulates and generates knowledge about the transformation of rural societies and helps to formulate improved strategies and policies for sustainable and inclusive development. With this project, RIMISP aims to contribute to improving the well-being of disadvantaged areas in Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru.

This project will contribute to fostering empowerment among local coalitions and advancing an inclusive development agenda. In practice, the project will facilitate dialogue and processes to formulate and implement agreements and models of governance for territorial development. It will also implement a toolbox of research-action methodologies, daily-life indicators, and a social learning platform to document changes in the perception of well-being before and during the implementation of a territorial development agenda. Overall, the project will contribute to inclusive territorial development, which links strengthened public, private, and civil society actors, with special attention placed on young women and men.

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
36 months
IDRC Officer
Sandra Gagnon
Total Funding
CA$ 1,249,800.00
El Salvador
Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Agriculture and Food Security
Institution Country
Project Leader
M. Ignacia Fernandez
[Corporación de Derecho Privado Rimisp" - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural] or [Corporación Rimisp]"
Institution Country
[Corporación de Derecho Privado Rimisp" - Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural] or [Corporación Rimisp]"