Part I. Introduction in Guatemala, there are international organisations and non-governmental institutions that works through the financing of friendly countries, and who maintain their presence in certain and certain territories of the country. Much of this aid has achieved positive results in certain sectors. However, renaming to repetitive projects that is notorious do not achieve the expected results, they return again and again be driven either by the same agency in cooperation or another that keep the same line ideology. In the case in point of projects aimed at institutional strengthening, large amounts are invested intended to conduct studies of diagnostics, popular consultations, elaboration of investigative documents and detailed reports that are rarely useful to subject institutions of assistance. This must be, that studies mostly contain information known to the authorities, but the great dilemma lies in how generated strategies and policies that improve specific situation in the provision of services either reduce vulnerability factors, applicable, executable. A common phenomenon in many of the projects of technical assistance and cooperation, is hiring international experts of short term, which usually require a time to learn the reality of the country, in some cases the language and when they already know it must break because his consulting time has expired.

In these cases, no wonder that recruit a counterpart or national consultant that accompany assistance and that the end is who finishes doing consulting, with fees very underneath of which are recognized at the international consultants. It must be present, to want to apply favorable experiences in other countries, many times it is not general rule for assuming that in all countries to be having results successes. There are characteristics differentiated in terms of culture, language, social structure, environment, development, education, resources, distances, potentialities that make different one country from another. Aspects related to the laws and internal policies are relevant. The aspects of security and control, are fundamental. A common problem in many of the projects that fail is to try to manage them by remote control from another country. In some cases, they move the powers of coordination to national professionals or experts, but guidelines and managements of projects are managed at a distance. In this aspect, loses the sense of direction and control of the results.

Progress and end of project reports although today they have become basic elements for measuring results and progress in the implementation of projects, rarely tend to reflect intangible aspects that are also part of the implementation of projects. In this aspect, the part of physical supervision and contact with the reality and the environment where develop is lost. Qualitative and quantitative indicators can be implemented, but there are aspects that are not measurable and that eventually can experience unexpected results or unforeseen. Often held for the part of the project management in purchase of equipment and furniture, at the end of them, remains in some case in limbo, without an owner, without a use planned before your purchase and investment that are then donated without greater importance to institutions that are underutilized in activities that are not possibly related to the monitoring of the projects in most of the time. Continue.