Despite advances in prevention efforts,
The IDB has supported the government of
The new program, called Citizen Security and Justice Program III, focuses mainly on individual and community risk factors in urban, marginalized areas, addressing problems such as the use and tolerance of violence as a way to exert control and resolve disputes, the lack of economic opportunities, especially for youth, and the lack of channels for alternative dispute resolution.
The idea is to promote a culture change that facilitates a more peaceful co-existence and community governance, through interventions that provide knowledge and opportunities.
A comprehensive program for selected youth includes classroom and workplace training, life skills, job preparation and placement services. Another component aims to improve access to community-based justice services complementary to the formal court system, and to strengthen
The program, which will include rigorous monitoring and evaluations, contains specific targets to lower murder rates in target communities and improve security perceptions.
The IDB loan has a 25-year amortization period and is based on Libor.
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