Map Honduras

GIZ has been active in Honduras on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since the 1960s. International experts, development workers, CIM experts and 70 national personnel are supporting the development of the country.

With a population of over 8 million, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Almost two thirds of the population live below the poverty line. People in rural areas are particularly affected by extreme poverty and unemployment.

The country is characterised by an unequal distribution of income, property and land, extremely high rates of crime and violence, corruption, clientelism and general legal uncertainty.

The challenges facing international cooperation include:

  • raising the level of education and increasing productivity;
  • improving the efficiency and transparency of state institutions;
  • protecting the population from recurring natural disasters;
  • conserving natural resources.

The overarching objectives of the cooperation between Honduras and Germany are poverty reduction and sustainable development. Our activities in Honduras focus on the following two priority areas:

  • education (basic education and non-formal vocational education)
  • environmental policy, conservation and sustainable management of natural resources (community forest management and adaptation to climate change).

The Honduras Global Network project promotes knowledge transfer, innovation and cooperation between the private sector and the scientific or academic community in Honduras.

GIZ is supporting the Supreme Court of Auditors in improving the public finances system.

GIZ International Services (GIZ IS) is providing advisory services to an EU project working on modernising the forestry sector.

GIZ activities also include cross-border projects:

  • Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)
  • Combating climate change through forest conservation in Central America
  • Renewable energies and energy efficiency in Central America (4E, EnDev)
  • Tropical forest protection and watershed management in the Trifinio region
  • Supporting biodiversity and local development in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
  • Open regional fund for the promotion of economic development and employment in Central America (FACILIDAD)
  • Preventing youth violence in Central America (PREVENIR).


Projects and Programmes

Office contact

GIZ Office Honduras
Country Director
Hans-Peter Debelius
Email: giz-honduras@giz.de

Office address
GIZ Office Honduras
Residencial La Cumbre, Bloque D, Casa No. 1
Phone: +504 2235-5251
Fax: +504 2235-5253
Email: giz-honduras@giz.de

Postal Address
GIZ-Büro Tegucigalpa
Apartado Postal No. 3739
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Project data