Yucatan Agenda 2040




Technical Secretariat for Planning and Evaluation of the Government of Yucatan

Initial date



December 2021 - May 2022

Final date


Type of experience

participatory planning


governance and transparency environment and climate action local development all


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The Agenda 2040 is a social innovation that arises from the collective intelligence in the framework of the attention to the impacts of the health crisis by COVID-19. The objective is to promote the economic reactivation plan in Yucatan, through short, medium and long term projects.


Agenda 2040 is the instrument that aims to promote the transformation of Yucatán over the next 18 years; it is the roadmap that will set the tone and will begin in 2022 and reach its goals in 2040. It is a plan that will allow for economic reactivation, social recovery and contemplates short, medium and long term projects.


More than 135 thousand people participated in its preparation; 107 municipal roundtables were held throughout the state, 7 regional consultations, 39 participatory dialogue roundtables on different topics, 5 thematic forums and meetings with specialists, in addition to on-site surveys, and through the platform


In March 2019, the State Development Plan 2018 - 2024 was published, a document in which the development route for the state of Yucatan in Mexico was established, and, in which more than 123 thousand people participated in its integration.

During the first year of administration, the regulatory bases, organizational structure and procedures for achieving the objectives were established. This allowed the state to obtain good results, such as being in first place nationally in the generation of manufacturing jobs; third place in commercial growth (retail); positioned as the fourth state with the greatest increase in energy generation; and ranked seventh in the increase of foreign direct investment.

However, on March 13, 2020, the first case of SARS-COV2 (COVID-19) occurred in the state. In this sense, on March 26, 2020, an emergency declaration was issued due to the high risk generated by the pandemic in the state of Yucatan, which would bring with it the implementation of various measures and protocols that prioritized the health of Yucatecans.

It is for this reason that Agenda 2040 emerges as an initiative that reflects the challenges and needs of the population to achieve the reactivation for the Yucatan of the future.

The Government of the state of Yucatan, through the Technical Secretariat for Planning and Evaluation; developed a roadmap that includes five axes aligned to the sustainable development variable that contribute to governance and territorial planning, to serve as a reference for the public, private and social sectors, to have a vision that allows them to plan and prepare for the future, which are:

  • Yucatan with better quality of life for people
  • Prosperous and competitive Yucatan
  • Yucatan united based on strategic alliances
  • Yucatan that cares for the planet responsibly
  • Yucatan with Security, Peace, Justice and good government


The 2040 Agenda is an instrument that aims to promote the economic reactivation plan in Yucatan, through short, medium and long-term projects. For each of the five axes that make up the roadmap of this strategy, the following goals are set:

  • End poverty
  • Gender equality for social cohesion
  • Communities with cultural identity
  • Present education for the future
  • Universal health
  • Quality work and human capital
  • Inclusive and sustainable economy
  • Innovation and technology for development
  • Traditional and avant-garde tourism
  • Sustainable agricultural and fishing development
  • Natural resources for the future
  • Responsible and resilient society
  • Universal and inclusive mobility
  • Protection of the rule of law
  • Governance and management for results
  • Alliances for Yucatan

For the preparation of the 2040 Agenda, a participatory strategic planning methodology was applied, in which the principles of the Logical Framework Methodology (LFM) and the "Theory of Change" were used. The document is made up of five axes, each of which corresponds to the dimensions of sustainable development or "The 5 Ps of Sustainable Development" for its acronym in English (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships). In addition to being a document that integrates all the characteristics of sustainable development, it is also an innovative initiative because it seeks to include the participation and cooperation of multi-stakeholders, including the three levels of government, that is, the federal, state and municipal governments, in addition to collaborate transversally with the executive, legislative and judicial powers and incorporate key actors such as business chambers, the public sector, civil associations and citizens into the work route.


Finally, the immediate result is an unprecedented planning instrument, with short-term actions to accelerate economic reactivation and social recovery, medium- and long-term projects for the new generation of people born in 2022, with commitments and agreements from the social, public and private sectors, and with quantitative and qualitative goals that will serve to monitor and evaluate achievements.


More information: 

Candidacy file in Spanish (PDF)