Fundación Paraguaya´s Poverty Stoplight received the SDG Paraguay 2021 award

The Poverty Stoplight tool, created by PhD. Martín Burt, executive director of Fundación Paraguaya, received the SDG PARAGUAY 2021 award, in the People category, non-governmental organizations and civil society segment.


This is the second edition of the recognition that rewards good practices and seeks to highlight those initiatives that are developed in the national territory and collaborate with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the global agenda, with specific goals for 2030, which has as main objectives: to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.


The Poverty Stoplight presents a visual survey that only takes some 20 minutes to complete and can be done from any cell phone, identifying with green the indicators where the respondents are well, yellow where they are not so well, and red where they are bad. Each indicator refers to the socioeconomic and educational situation, health and environmental practices, and coexistence of each family, to achieve a multidimensional evaluation. Through this experience, families self-diagnose and create their own control panel and a family plan, prioritizing five indicators marked in red or yellow that they want to improve or turn green, for which they receive advice from Fundación Paraguaya.


“The Poverty Stoplight is already being used in more than 40 countries around the world, and since its implementation it has become a tool that meets its ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of families. When people in vulnerable situations are allowed to ask themselves the tough questions, the unexpected happens. First of all, people climb a step to look at their lives in a different way, count their achieved goals, assess their challenges and clearly see what they can accomplish: how to be non-poor in every aspect of their lives, and find the guide to start that path of well-being”, said PhD. Martín Burt.


The SDG PARAGUAY 2021 awards are organized by the Global Compact Paraguay and the Center for Information and Resources for Development (CIRD Foundation), with the support of the European Union, in alliance with the SDG Paraguay Commission and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP). Likewise, the organization of these awards enabled the following link: to vote for the Poverty Stoplight and 17 other initiatives that received this recognition, to add one more award, that of the public. Thus, all citizens have the opportunity to recognize the program or organization that most appeals to them until November 15 at 4:00 p.m.