"Citizen Pact”, a group composed of over one hundred civil society organizations, proposed to the Guatemalan government a strategy to include civil society in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Citizen Pact” (Span. Pacto Ciudadano) is a group made up of more than one hundred civil society organizations in Guatemala. This group proposed to the Government and Congress of Guatemala a strategy to include civil society in the management of everything related to the COVID-19. The proposals included the creation of a committee to monitor and evaluate the use of public funds to address the pandemic. The committee would be composed of representatives from civil society, the private sector, cooperatives, and government. In addition, "Citizen's Pact" proposed the creation of five committees made up of academic staff and experts in the fields of: epidemiology, territory, economics, productivity, and communication, with the objective of advising the government on the management of the pandemic.