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November 2003. Micro Regions Strategy. Marginalization in Mexico by localities. Marginalization statistics. Micro Regions Strategy.

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  • November 2003

Micro Regions

Strategy


Marginalization in Mexico by localities


  • Marginalization statistics


  • Micro Regions Strategy

It is a work form spearheaded by the joint efforts of the three levels of government and the civil society, in order to lower the stagnation in localities with chronic marginalization conditions, through the active and protagonist participation of such communities in their own development.


  • Micro Regions Universe

263

Micro Regions

1,335

municipalities

Source: CONAPO 2000

19.9

million people inhabit Micro Regions

31

states

99,891

localities

62,238

localities with less than 50 inhabitants

529

predominantly indigenous municipalities are included in the Micro Regions Universe

(with 40% o or more indigenous language speakers)


  • What a Micro Region is

  • Rural areas with ethnic, cultural and geo-economic identity

  • Accentuated migratory movements

  • Absence of production-consumption circuits

  • Environmental degradation processes

  • Subsistence economy

  • Isolation

  • Inaccessibility

  • Social conflicts

  • Chronic stagnation processes

  • Scattered population

  • Highly dependant on subsidies and transferences


  • Micro Regions Strategy

  • Territorial approach

  • Generation of territorial hubs (Strategic

    Community Center (SCC)/ Centros Estratégicos

    Comunitarios (CEC)

  • Bottom-up approach/ place based/ endogenous process

  • Inter institutional Coordination

    • 14 Federal Ministries

    • State governments

    • Municipal governments

    • Civil society organizations

    • Business community

    • Universities and research institutions

Characteristics


  • How does the Strategy operate?

Strategy Community Center

States

Municipalities

White Flags

Community Participation

Civil

Society

Federal

Ministries


  • Integral Policy

1

Productive and economic development

Tapped water

Road

Local urban plan

Patrimony legalization

Local Development Agency

Qualification for agrarian subjects

6

2

Basic food-stuffs provision

Personal legalization

Basic electric supply

Savings

Telephone service

Public service of computers

and Internet

Health

2

3

1

5

7

4

3

Labor qualification

Consensus for association

Basic social services and infrastructure

Eco- efficiency

4

Basic education service

Draining

Cement floor

5

6

Producers association for

marketing

7

Actions associated to

Economical Projects

Water-related resources conservation

Soil conservation

Reforestation

Preservation of biodiversity

Desertification control


  • Critical factors and challenges in the short run

  • Provide local authorities with basic skills and information

  • Improve the accessibility of financial funds for productive projects

  • Enrich NGOs work -skills, vision and reach- as Local Development Agencies (LDA)

  • Impulse cooperatives, associations and intermunicipal links

  • Implement a Micro Regional Development Process


  • Critical factors and challenges in the long run

  • Appropriation by communities of the development and planning mechanisms while strengthening local skills

  • Development of agglomeration economies in SCC localities that enables the escalation process of regional economies

  • Application of an integral policy that increases territorial competitiveness and sustainable development

  • Generate information that allows a periodic evaluation of the dynamic of territorial strengths

  • Break the cycles that hinder rural development


Micro Regions

Strategy

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