Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts: Guatemala country report



This report presents the Guatemala case study for the Evaluation of Sida’s support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts and is an annex to the evaluation synthesis report. The evaluation has been commissioned by Sida and undertaken by Tana Copenhagen. It assesses Sida’s approach and support to peacebuilding at the strategic level and seeks to identify what has worked well and what has worked less well. The evaluation finds that Sida has engaged in Guatemala with a clear peace-building lens as it has persistently aligned with Guatemala’s Peace Agreement signed in 1996, although there is room for improvement in ensuring a link to conflict drivers. Significant achievements were realised in the 1990s, where Swedish support channelled through the UN helped support the peace negotiations resulting in an end to the armed conflict. Thereafter, Sida’s support has played an important role in strengthening civil society and key institutions. While there remains room for improvement, considera-ble results have nonetheless been achieved in terms of improved access to justice, transitional justice and the fight against corruption and impunity.