In Honduras, we strengthen the municipal systems for water and sanitation services delivery. At national level, we bring together sector players to advocate for key sector reforms with Government.
The IRC team in Honduras is led by country coordinator Stef Smits
10 partners, collaborations or working groups
€ 180 thousand invested
$ 5,420 Gross Domestic Product per capita PPP
#132 Human Development Index ranking
9,613 m3 Renewable water resource per capita
37% to 91% drinking water service levels range
46% to 94% sanitation service levels range
“We want to guarantee the sustainability of systems. So we are implementing a training and technical assistance plan for all water boards to improve their administrative, operations and maintenance and life cycle costing skills.”
Coordinator of the Intermunicipal Technical Unit of MAMCEPAZ
“I think that implementing the joint model with the Municipal Commission for Water and Sanitation and the Local Supervision and Control Unit can be a good strategy, especially since most of the municipalities belong to an association and in other sectors there have been better results with inter-municipal commissions.”
Eli Anibal Morales, Director of MAMCEPAZ (an association of municipalities of Center of La Paz in Honduras)
“We need to change the point of view of national and municipal authorities that costs are the main factor when prioritising where to invest. The main factor should be meeting the SDGs and ensuring that everyone has access to water and sanitation services, and stopping the exclusion of those who have been excluded for many years.”Pedro Ortiz
Co-ordinator of the executive secretary of CONASA
Honduras is a middle-income country with close to universal access to water. Nevertheless, it faces challenges in delivering 'the last mile' WASH services to remote rural communities and pockets of poor citizens. The building blocks underpinning the water and sanitation sector still require strengthening. To achieve this major sector reform is required.
The Para Todos Por Siempre (everyone forever) collective – bringing together municipalities, NGOs, national level WASH entities and donors – is advocating for key sector reforms with Government and is providing support in shaping that reform. At a local level it provides municipalities and their associations, and the NGOs that support them, with tools and solutions to drive access to universal WASH services.
Our work is shaped by the joint strategic plan under the Destination 2030 strategy with Water For People, and as part of the Para Todos Por Siempre collective. IRC is testing the model for scaling the 'everyone forever' approach. and is providing technical support to Para Todos Por Siempre network members to improve their functionality in governance, planning and monitoring.
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Featured resources highlighting our work and our work with partners in Honduras
Recursos acerca nuestro trabajo y nuestro trabajo con socios en Honduras
Featured blogs by our team highlighting our work and our work with partners in Honduras
Blogs de nuestro equipo que destaquen nuestro trabajo y nuestro trabajo con socios en Honduras