How have the Northern Countries of Central America (NCCA) fulfilled Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR) in the context of the pandemic?
The answers to this question are part of a regional study conducted by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), which analyzes the NCCA’s level of compliance with ESCR in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report aims to contribute to the knowledge of the public policy areas that the NCCA should strengthen to improve the inclusion of vulnerable populations whose rights continue to be at risk, such as girls, women, indigenous and LGBTQI+ populations.
Through this research, PADF seeks to contribute to the understanding of the weight that public policies had on the agendas of the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, particularly in the areas of health, education, and poverty alleviation, as well as on national budgets to verify if these countries ensured equality, non-discrimination, and progressivism and used the maximum possible resources.
One of PADF’s main strategic commitments is to protect the human rights of the most vulnerable populations who suffer the impact of inequality and guarantee that they can exercise citizenship with the full enjoyment of their rights. Through research like this, we aim to expand understanding of these issues and help political decision-making related to ESCR.
Executive Summary (English)
Executive Summary (Spanish)
Social Citizenship and COVID-19 in the NCCA: A Dysfunctional Relationship (Spanish)
Published on October 24, 2022.