Ecuador is an upper-middle-income country with a population of over 16 million people. It’s also one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Agriculture remains the main source of livelihoods, employing 28.5 per cent of the economically active population (68.5 per cent in rural areas).
The country has made considerable progress with economic, social and human development in the past decade, but persistent challenges remain to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our partners are contributing to — and promoting — sustainable development in their local communities and region. In particular, they’re helping diversify the rural economy, increase market opportunities for smallholder farmers and boost incomes.
Blogs about Ecuador
Community Evolution Partner wins Green Prize from the the Development Bank of Ecuador
The Development Bank of Ecuador, in a special event held in Quito, recognized 12 finalist projects for their efforts to care for the environment and advance social causes. In 2019, 115 applicants from local and provincial governments and companies from across Ecuador...
Study highlights the benefits of association in the panela industry in Sigchos, Ecuador
Research completed by economics student Eduardo Cobos Hernández of Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito highlights a few of the reasons why Community Evolution partner, Flor de Caña, has done well for itself and its community since formally becoming an...
Community work and Latin American culture inspire co-op student
After Juanita Mora, it’s Nolan Kim’s turn. In the next few days, he embarks on a three-month adventure in Ecuador. An undergrad student at Simon Fraser University, Kim is about to start his co-op term with Community Evolution Foundation (CEF) through the Queen...