The Ford Foundation offices in Mexico City are closed until further notice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is a dynamic and unprecedented situation. We remain focused and committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, grantees, partners, and visitors, while we continue to support vital programs, organizations and communities working to address inequality around the globe.
Mexico and Central America have undergone dramatic transformations over the past three decades. While this has led to progress and new opportunities in some areas—including nascent democracies, organized civil society, and vibrant movements of indigenous peoples—inequality persists.
For the region to thrive, governments must be more accountable to their people—which means more willing and able to punish the perpetrators of human rights violations and beneficiaries of high-level corruption. It also means ensuring that natural resources are shared and managed more equitably, so that rural and indigenous communities shoulder less of the costs of extracting them (financial and otherwise), and reap more of the benefits.