The overall vision for Denmark’s partnership with Bolivia over the next five years is to contribute to a democratic and inclusive sustainable development that reduces poverty and promotes human rights. Through collaboration with the Bolivian Government, civil society and the private sector this will happen by promoting a broad set of human rights focusing directly on economic rights related to growth and job creation as well as civil and political rights. Core elements will be the promotion of a sustainable management of natural resources, such as forests and agricultural land and the promotion of green technology and energy efficiency. Main target groups will be indigenous peoples and women who are particularly vulnerable.
Lack of capacity in the public sector is a more binding constraint in Bolivia than the lack of financial resources. Therefore the Danish financial support to the various focus areas and partner organisations will be relatively small compared to the general level for most Danish partner countries, and general budget support will not be relevant. Focus will be on capacity building measures and the development of efficient management models promoting equal rights for all.
Dialogue and cooperation between the private sector, civil society and the Government is hampered by a lack of mutual trust. In civil society and the private sector a lot knowledge and experience exist which could contribute to much more development in Bolivia if only a greater level of trust existed. Therefore, focus will be on promoting and facilitating partnerships between the public and private sectors and civil society.
The main Danish policy instrument will be bilateral development cooperation. Denmark will, however, also actively promote human rights and democratisation in Bolivia through the EU and multilateral forums such as the UN Commission on Human Rights, other UN organisations and development banks.
Development cooperation also provides a good basis for a policy dialogue with Bolivia on issues such as climate change, sustainable development and human rights. The dialogue with Bolivia will to a large extent be carried out in close cooperation with the EU and those Member States present in Bolivia.
Last but not least, trade and investment between Denmark and Bolivia will be promoted, building on the Danida Business Partnership Programme and other business instruments. Lessons already learned through development cooperation within the productive sectors will be taken into account focusing on possible synergies between the efforts in the different sectors. Interested Danish companies will be assisted with trade promotion.
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