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La Política de Desarrollo Social y Población (Social Development and Population Policy)

La Republica de Guatemala Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Guatemala 8 April 2002 Policy document development, policy

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La Política de Desarrollo Social y Población, con una visión de corto, mediano y largo plazo, integra las consideraciones demográficas en las estrategias de desarrollo social y las líneas de acción básicas para la formulación de planes, programas y proyectos sectoriales en forma congruente con los planes socioeconómicos del país, involucrando a las diferentes entidades gubernamentales y no gubernamentales para que cada cual, desde su propio ámbito, contribuya a mejorar y estimular el bienestar de toda la población. El presente documento se integra con los antecedentes; una descripción del marco legal y político; una explicación de las características de la situación nacional (o diagnóstico sociodemográfico); los principios rectores a que hace mención la Ley de Desarrollo Social; la definición de la Política de Desarrollo Social y Población, y su objetivo; el desarrollo de las cinco áreas temáticas: salud, educación, empleo y migración, riesgo a desastres y comunicación social; y finalmente, los lineamientos para la operacionalización de la Política de Desarrollo Social y Población.

The Social Development and Population Policy, with a short, medium and long-term vision, integrates demographic considerations in the strategies of social development and the basic lines of action for the formulation of plans, programs and sectoral projects in a manner consistent with the socio-economic plans of the country, involving the different governmental and non-governmental entities for each which, from its own scope, will contribute to improve and stimulate the well-being of the entire population. This document includes the history; a description of the legal and policy framework; an explanation of the features of the national situation (or demographic analysis); the guiding principles referred to in the Law of Social Development; the definition of Social Development and Population Policy, and its objective; the development of the five thematic areas: health, education, employment and migration, disaster risk and social communication; and finally, the guidelines for the operationalization of Social Development and Population Policy.

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