Capital La Paz
Population 9.2 million
Life Expectancy 65.1
Access to clean water 86%
Adult literacy 89.8%
Under five mortality 65 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $2,819

Our Joint Programmes

Building the local response capacity for the intersectoral implementation of the PMD-C
Chronic malnutrition affects four out of ten Bolivian children in the most food-insecure municipalities in the country, where a child in a rural area is 2.5 times more likely to suffer from malnutrition than in urban areas. This Joint Programme supported the Bolivian government's Zero Malnutrition Multi-sectoral Programme (PMD-C) in 22 highly vulnerable municipalities by improving access to food, water, sanitation and information about nutrition and hygiene.
Productive patrimonial assets building and citizenship programme for women in extreme poverty in Bolivia
Bolivia still has high levels of poverty and social inequality, especially in rural areas and among indigenous women, who suffer from isolation and marginalization and a lack of services and job opportunities. This Joint Programme focused on indigenous peasant women living in extreme poverty, helping them to generate sustainable livelihoods and enabling them to fully exercise their citizenship. 
Integrated Prevention and Constructive Transformation of Social Conflicts
This Joint Programme's goal was to reduce conflict and promote equity as Bolivia transitions to a democracy which includes greater citizen participation -- particularly of indigenous groups -- and which is more decentralized and socially equitable. The main focus was changing the values and behaviours of people in different social strata, as well as in the structures of the State and civil society, so as to reduce violence and increase conciliation and equity. 
The Integration of indigenous Andean producers into new national and international value chains
Poor producers in Bolivia generate 83% of all employment, but only 25% of GDP. This Joint Programme supported initiatives in fair trade and organic farming as a way to generate income and provide jobs in Altiplano, the country's poorest region.


Bolivian municipalities make progress on MDGs

MDG-F initiatives build micro-irrigation systems and support organic food production in Tomina and Villa Alcalá.


Bolivia launches plan to lower child and maternal mortality

Meeting MDGs requires extending health network to remote areas.



"Seeds" to empower women in Bolivia

The MDG-F is helping to tackle extreme poverty in Bolivia by providing microcredit loans and work opportunities for rural indigenous women.