Multidonor Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Improvement of Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

The support provided by SDC (single- phase project) focusses on improving the effectiveness of public policies on citizen security in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, as a response to high levels of violence in the region. SDC will contribute to the IDB Multidonor Fund of the Citizen Security Initiative (CSI), aiming to strengthen the capacity of states to implement public policies on citizen security and promote exchange of lessons learnt through regional dialogue and bi- and multilateral cooperation in earmarked projects.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Conflito y fragilidad
Derechos humanos
Formación profesional
Conflict prevention and transformation
Gestión y reforma de los sistemas de seguridad
Derechos humanos (incluidos los derechos de las mujeres)
Prevención de los conflictos
Formación profesional
01.12.2015 - 31.12.2023
CHF  1’650’000

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world, 36% of homicides occur in the region). Root causes of violence are multifactorial and correlated with high levels of inequality, pockets of poverty and state fragility. The situation is compounded by institutional weakness and lack of citizen confidence in institutions which should provide security, rule of law, police, justice and penitential services. It is therefore essential that security policies in the region should be based on reliable information data on crime, exchange of knowledge, continued dialog and cooperation among countries and international organisations. 


Enhanced effectiveness of citizen security policies in the region by contributing to the Citizen Security Initiative through its Multidonor Fund.

Grupos destinarios

The main direct beneficiaries include regional member countries and their personnel (government and non-government), as well as partner organizations on regional and national level. Indirectly the populations of the countries of the regions will benefit for improved crime prevention policies.

Efectos a medio plazo

Outcome I:  Enhanced evidence based knowledge supports the governments in the design, management and evaluation of citizen security policies (SDC priority countries).

Outcome II:  Increased sharing of knowledge, regional dialogues and more cooperation among countries and with regional/ international actors (regional level).


Resultados previstos:  

Evidence-based interventions and analytical studies to assess the effectiveness of crime prevention interventions are carried out in at least three countries (SDC priority countries).

At least three countries have a dialogue with another country/ organization on citizen security policies and have increased knowledge of citizen security thanks to exchange of best practices and lessons-learnt.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

There was no previous phase.

This is a single- phase funded by the multi-bi pool.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Institución financiera internacional (IFI)
  • Interamerican Development Bank (other)

Otras contrapartes


Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores

Other International Organizations in the region, Multilateral Development Banks, OECD-INCAF, United Nations, bilateral governments/NGOs, DCAF/ISSAT, SDC country offices

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    1’650’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    1’650’000
Fases del proyecto Fase 1 01.12.2015 - 31.12.2023   (Fase en curso)