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El Salvador

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  • Supporting the Alliance for Prosperity in Central America

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  • Improving education to create more opportunities for children and youth

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  • Partnering for more economic growth and job creation

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  • Innovative alliances for economic growth and more security

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  • Preventing crime by promoting alternatives for youth

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Artisans in El Salvador sell Products in Siman Stores
Artisans in El Salvador sell Products in Siman Stores

About El Salvador

USAID’s assistance program to El Salvador recognizes that the security and economic growth of the Central American region impact the United States. In alignment with the U.S. Strategy for Central America goals of prosperity, security and good governance, USAID programs support the Alliance for Prosperity, a plan by the three Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras) to reduce irregular migration, and El Salvador’s security plan. Security activities help create safe spaces within targeted communities, reduce crime and violence, and strengthen the justice system so that criminals are brought to justice. Through education, job training, and partnerships with the private sector, USAID is increasing opportunities for youth to obtain jobs and income in El Salvador. Furthermore, USAID assistance is working to improve the  investment and business climate to stimulate trade, small business growth and employment. To build El Salvador’s self-reliance, USAID helps the Salvadoran government to improve tax collection and resource utilization so that more money is available to increase security, promote economic growth, provide social services, and mitigate other factors leading to irregular migration. USAID assistance helps improve government transparency and accountability and promotes citizen oversight and monitoring of public resources to reduce opportunities for corruption. All these efforts help Salvadorans envision a brighter future in El Salvador. USAID actively builds public-private alliances with civil society, community organizations and the private business sector to sustain program efforts.

Through its Central American Regional Program, USAID supports key foreign assistance objectives that have a regional or global impact including: violence prevention; human rights protection; building effective and transparent government institutions; strengthening economies; increasing trade; creating jobs; regional environmental activities; food security programs; and HIV/AIDS prevention projects.

Related Links

Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017

Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2019 Central America and Mexico


Last updated: August 17, 2018

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Peter Natiello, Mission Director
American Embassy
Final Boulevard Santa Elena
Antiguo Cuscatlán
La Libertad, El Salvador, C.A.
El Salvador
011 (503) 2501-2999
011 (503) 2501-3401

USAID Contact

Joseph Terrazas
, DC