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July 10, 2019

Salvadoran youth living in municipalities with high crime rates are two times more likely to be unemployed, a major driver of illegal immigration.  Successfully integrating these youth into the workforce as fully qualified and productive citizens helps boost the economy, lower crime, and reduce illegal immigration.

July 10, 2019

USAID Economic Competitiveness Project partners with the Salvadoran government and the private business sector to generate economic growth, create jobs, stimulate innovation, and catalyze policy reform that contributes to economic prosperity and security to reduce illegal immigration.

USAID supports the creation of new economic opportunities by expanding exports, diversifying products, facilitating entrance to new markets, and strengthening services for micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs).

July 10, 2019

The Education and Coexistence project is a Global Development Alliance (public-private partnership) with the Salvadoran Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE) to leverage private sector support for safe schools and communities for crime prevention and to reduce illegal migration to the United States.

July 10, 2019

USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) supports access to financial services in underserved sectors such as commerce, tourism, agro-industry and energy efficiency to generate greater economic opportunities and jobs that deter illegal immigration.

July 9, 2019

USAID is working to increase the effectiveness of police, prosecution, forensic medicine, and the judiciary in six high-crime municipalities, focusing on the specific circumstances and needs of those locations.

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Last updated: July 17, 2019

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