USAID’s InfoSegura project along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides countries in the Central American region and Dominican Republic the data and statistics they need to develop effective crime prevention strategies and programs. Another component of this project is training institutions and civil society in understanding and analyzing crime data.


InfoSegura works along the chain of information management (information collection, analysis, use and dissemination) to strengthen evidence-based public policymaking. This is achieved through:

  1. improving regional and national capacity for collecting, monitoring, and processing information regarding security and its use in decision-making and policymaking at both levels;
  2. strengthening civil society capacity for collecting, analyzing, and processing information related to citizen safety, as well as monitoring policies and programs; and,
  3. supporting regional level knowledge management to enhance understanding of fundamental causes of violence and insecurity, promoting successful citizen safety policies and practices.

InfoSegura has advanced the construction of a regional harmonized database for multidimensional analysis on citizen security issues.

The project has also helped strengthen the linkages among governments, academia, and civil society to analyze gaps, address challenges, and set common actions and strategies, addressing violence and insecurity from a multidimensional perspective.


Infosegura Project


$31 million


May 2014 – May 2024


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic