USAID programs provide support for broadening Nicaragua’s market economy by helping small businesses to improve competitiveness and access to new local, regional, and international markets. USAID programs focus on trade and investment, and private sector competitiveness. Conservation and environment programs help the country to take advantage of its abundant natural resources to generate new sources of income through ecotourism.
Trade and Investment and Private Sector Competitiveness Program
USAID's Enterprise and Employment activity provides assistance to over 1,200 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase production and marketing while also promoting policy reforms that advance enterprise, trade, and investment.
The Conservation and Sustainable Tourism program supports the effective management of selected areas of significant biological or historical importance while promoting responsible economic growth and tourism in Nicaragua. Interventions focus on the conservation and managed use of biodiversity, water, forests, and other natural and cultural resources contained within these areas. Long term conservation is promoted through the demonstrated economic benefits of natural resource management and through improved public awareness.
Last updated: May 10, 2013