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

Projet terminé

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.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Amérique latine
Conflit & fragilité
Droits de la personne
Formation professionelle
Prévention et transformation des conflits
Gestion et réforme du système de sécurité
Droits de la personne (y compris droits des femmes)
Prévention des conflits
Formation professionnelle
Contribution à l'élargissement de l'UE
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.

Groupes cibles

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.

Effets à moyen terme

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).


Principaux résultats attendus:  

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.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

There was no previous phase.

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

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution financière internationale (IFI)
  • Banque interaméricaine de développement (other)

Autres partenaires


Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

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

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    1’650’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’650’000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.12.2015 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)