We assessed the effectiveness of the bilateral EU development support to priority sectors in Honduras. We therefore examined the Commission’s management and the achievement of the EU development support objectives. The audit focused on the 2007 2015 period. The priority sectors examined were poverty reduction; forestry; and security and justice.
We concluded that the EU’s development support to priority sectors in Honduras during the audited period was partially effective. It contributed to a number of positive developments in these sectors, but difficult country circumstances and a number of management weaknesses hindered its impact. The overall situation in the country remains worrying. The level of poverty has increased, the area of forest land had decreased and there is still widespread violence and a very high homicide rate.