USAID’s assistance program to El Salvador recognizes that the security and economic growth of the Central American region impact the U.S. In alignment with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America goals of prosperity, security and good governance, USAID programs support the Alliance for Prosperity of the three Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) and El Salvador’s security plan. Security activities help strengthen the justice system and government accountability, reduce community crime and violence, and improve education for secondary students and out-of-school youth. Economic assistance helps create a better business environment and to increase productivity and exports, particularly for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). USAID improves workforce training and professional education to develop industry standards in the skills and competencies needed by private industry and strengthens the ability of higher education institutions to develop a workforce that is responsive to private sector needs with relevant, high quality educational programs that contribute to economic growth. USAID actively builds public-private alliances with civil society, community organizations and the private business sector to sustain program efforts.
Last updated: November 07, 2016