Inclusive economic development and improved health services to benefit women and girls in Bolivia

Pedro Rodriguez 16 October 2018

SOCODEVI and the Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development (CCISD) have joined forces to improve the living conditions for Bolivian families, particularly women and girls, as part of PROMAVI, a new initiative supported by the Government of Canada.

The Multisectoral Program for the Improvement of Livelihoods in Rural Bolivia (PROMAVI) aims for inclusive economic development and the improvement of services offered that will benefit the health of women, young people and children in 14 municipalities of the Chuquisaca Department. In total, PROMAVI will directly reach more than 10,000 women, men and children mainly from the most disadvantaged indigenous communities in the department.

Building capacity, health determinants and gender equality
“In achieving these goals, PROMAVI’s innovative approach combines capacity building for agricultural producers and support for local communities and governments in Bolivia. The establishment of new production chains with the potential for profitability and adapted to the context, the building of capacity to offer services aimed at improving the health of families and their living conditions, the promotion of equality between women and men as well as support for organizations and municipal management, these are the main elements of our intervention,” says Richard Lacasse, SOCODEVI’s executive director.

“In order to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, it is imperative to turn to multisectoral approaches where the interventions have a positive impact on several determinants of health and well-being. PROMAVI is a step in this direction and we are convinced that the combined expertise of CCISD and SOCODEVI will make a real difference in the lives of the people of Chuquisaca, both in terms of health and in terms of economic growth,” added Robert Beaudry, Director General of CCISD.

To be led jointly by SOCODEVI and CCISD, the PROMAVI activities will be undertaken over five years thanks to a financial contribution from the Government of Canada.

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