CEPPS works with the Guatemalan Congress, public institutions, civil society, electoral authorities and youth journalists to enhance dialogue and advocacy for the passage and implementation of laws designed to promote political and electoral transparency, government accountability and citizen participation in politics.
During the past four elections, CEPPS has supported Guatemalan civic election observation networks to monitor, prevent and mitigate incidents of electoral violence and misuse of campaign funding, as well as to conduct an independent check on election results through parallel vote tabulations. CEPPS has also provided support to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (Tribunal Supremo Electoral, TSE) on key electoral areas since 2011. CEPPS’ support contributed to strengthening the TSE’s capacity to conduct election and political party finance oversight and increase citizen participation in the electoral process.
CEPPS has provided ongoing technical assistance to several key committees of congress to advance socio-economic reforms and increase transparency in government by supporting efforts to improve constituent-legislator relationships and increase citizen-driven legislation and reforms. Furthermore, CEPPS has supported civil society and independent media to promote government transparency, increase citizen access to information and provide monitoring and oversight of government actions.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Guatemala:
Guatemalan electoral authorities have improved skills and an expanded legal mandate to carry out fair, safe and transparent elections:
Guatemalan civil society organizations, citizens and media outlets play an active role in elections oversight and risk mitigation:
Members of Congress apply new skills to advance citizen-responsive reform legislation: