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March 3, 2014

El Salvador is the third largest economy in Central America, and the most densely populated, with 6.2 million mainly urban inhabitants. In the years following the end of the civil war in 1992, El Salvador made significant democratic advances, including successive free and fair elections. While the democratic transition has been accompanied by significant, social and economic progress and social indicators such as infant mortality rates and literacy have improved, poverty and inequality of opportunity have increased as problems.

Meanwhile, criminal activity, particularly gang related violence, has increased dramatically. In recent years, El Salvador has had one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

The United States has an interest in a stable, prosperous El Salvador, one that shares U.S. democratic values, is a reliable partner in the fight against transnational crime, and plays an active and responsible role in international affairs.

600 children and youth now have a space to learn skills such as computing and arts
December 27, 2013

AHUACHAPÁN – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Municipality of Atiquizaya and members of the Izcaquilio community opened the Vocational and Recreational Youth Center, which will benefit 600 children and youth from the community and 1,200 families from surrounding areas.

The new San Antonio Bridge is part of the major route for sugar cane, a main export product of El Salvador.
December 19, 2013

SAN SALVADOR – U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, and authorities from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) kicked off the construction of the permanent bridge over the San Antonio River, the first project to start under USAID’s Tropical Storm Ida Reconstruction Project. The design and construction of the bridge, located 2.4 miles from the Port of La Libertad on El Salvador’s important Coast Highway, is valued at $ 1.9 million.

December 17, 2013

SAN SALVADOR–With its beautiful coastline and beaches, volcanoes and mountains, the tourism industry can help boost the economy of Salvadoran communities.  USAID’s Municipal Competitiveness Project has helped 32 municipalities to identify the potential for tourism. A number of municipalities are participating in a pilot activity to build the local tourism industry.

USAID Deputy Administrator for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Eric Postel, witnessed the signing.
December 5, 2013

SAN SALVADOR–Through a $25 million credit guarantee agreement signed this morning, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Banco Davivienda El Salvador pledged to promote access to credit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to increase productivity and exports, an important goal of the Partnership for Growth between the governments of El Salvador and the United States.

November 26, 2013

SAN SALVADOR–Over 400 micro and small businesses attended a financial services fair, hosted by USAID and the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE), where they were offered  financing opportunities through 10 banks and two microfinance institutions.  In addition, these micro and small businesses had the opportunity to receive technical advice through the Small Business Development Centers and the Business Development Municipal Units as well as business talks on various topics of interest to the sector.


Last updated: November 20, 2014

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