Guatemala joined the NDC Partnership in January 2017, and appointed the Vice Minister of Natural Resources, the Director of International Cooperation, and the Director of Climate Change of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources as Focal Points. Guatemala’s Partnership Plan identifies five objectives: strengthening the political and technical institutional setting for NDC implementation; strengthening financial management to allow successful NDC implementation; setting-up a Monitoring, Review and Verification (MRV) system for tracking implementation; fostering the implementation of climate action; and updating the country’s NDC by 2020. For the MRV system, the country is looking to track climate change investment as part of the national budget and develop a budget tagging system that will streamline monitoring of public climate finance during NDC implementation. Furthermore, the Plan outlines the development of a nation-wide NDC Investment Plan that reflects public and private investment, and where international support can be aligned. An informal technical working group consisting of the German Development Agency (GIZ), the UN Development Programme, and the World Bank Group, integrated in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, met on a weekly basis during September 2018 to work on the draft Partnership Plan. At the end of September, the final draft was presented for consideration and approval to the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources. Find more information on the Partnership’s country engagement process in Guatemala here.