Partnership for growth el salvador united states


Goal 6: Surmount low productivity of tradables by transforming factors of



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Goal 6: Surmount low productivity of tradables by transforming factors of
production of the tradables sector through the implementation of strategies to
improve innovation and quality, and a focus on the international market.
On Track
The USG supported the GOES in developing manuals for FONDEPRO to evaluate co-financing with Small and Medium Businesses (SMEs). In 2012, FONDEPRO increased the granting of funds by 130%, fomenting innovation and technology, the development of new markets, and the creation of dynamic enterprises. Both governments supported PROESA and the National Commission for Micro and Small Businesses (CONAMYPE) to implement new systems to measure the impact of the assistance of these institutions and of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). The GOES added one SBDC, bringing the total to 11. This network supported 1,779 businesses in 2012 (957 owned by women, leading to $4.6 million in increased sales and 1,387 new jobs. Strengthening women’s entrepreneurship,
4 business advisory service windows were installed at Ciudad Mujer. The Step by Step Export Program provided guidance to 77 businesses, negotiating amounts over $5 million, and began its third edition with the participation of over 90 SMEs. Likewise, 80 businesses have joined the Export More Program oriented to export SMEs interested in diversifying their markets to the Caribbean, the United States, and Germany. The GOES reduced the response time for CIEX export/import procedures from 6 hours to 1, resulting in annual savings of $10.1 million for businesses. The GOES negotiated with the Legislative Assembly for the approval of a $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to support investment and promote exports, tourism, and innovation. The Supplier Development Program has benefitted 19 firms and 160 suppliers, generating 650 new jobs and sustaining 6,500; sales increased by
$8 million. First indicator Global Competitiveness Index in Business Sophistication - 82 out of 144 countries for 2012-2013 (reported in the previous Scorecard. Second indicator number of exporting businesses with sales over $500,000 – decreased from 522 to 517.


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On track 12. reduce overcrowding in prisons on track
Goal 1-2: professionalize and improve the effectiveness of justice sector
Goal 3: reduce the impact of organized crime on small and medium businesses,
Goal 4: facilitate economic growth by ensuring el salvador’s labor force is
Goal 5: remove assets from criminal organizations and fund and support security
Behind schedule
Goal 7: promote a national dialogue on actions to improve citizen security in el
Goal 8: assist at-risk youth between ages 16-25 through efforts to afford them
Goal 9: support the pnc to strengthen its service orientation as a means for
Goal 10: improve educational opportunities for in-school and out-of-school youth
Goal 11: prevent crime and violence in key municipalities of el salvador and
Goal 12: reduce overcrowding in prisons, thereby allowing the salvadoran prison
Salvador, and help former offenders become full, contributing members of
Goal 2: reduce firms costs due to infrastructure to improve their
Goal 3: improve the quality of the education system in order to create a more
Goal 4: raise (net) tax revenues to 16 percent of gdp by 2015 and use public
Goal 5: support a strategy for attracting and promoting fdi and making el



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