La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y la empresa Cisco, bajo su programa Cisco Networking Academy, anunciaron hoy una nueva alianza para promover la capacitación de jóvenes en tecnologías de la información, así como el emprendimiento, la productividad y el crecimiento económico en El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua.
According to the General Statistics and Census Directorate (2005 data), 99.6 percent of businesses, 47 percent of domestic sales and 36 percent of jobs in El Salvador are generated by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Under the Partnership for Growth Presidential Initiative, the SME Development Program works with both government and private sector institutions to helps small and medium enterprises in El Salvador have greater access to business development services, increase productivity and competitiveness, and expand operations in local and export markets.
Taxes provide income that the government needs to invest in education, health, infrastructure, and other social programs. Thus, in order for all Salvadorans to benefit from the income generated by trade and economic development, an efficient and fair tax system is essential.
Private and public sector investment in cacao has been largely absent because of the severely limited access to genetic material and lack of production knowledge. El Salvador has a unique opportunity to reactivate cacao to mitigate slow economic growth, climate change, and plant diseases, such as coffee rust.
Higher Education for Economic Growth project builds partnerships between industry sectors and higher education institutions to develop demand-driven educational programs and research, as well as to train highly qualified faculty members to build professionals who contribute to industry growth and productivity and stimulate economic and social development.
Last updated: December 07, 2016