Goal 3: Reduce the impact of organized crime on small and medium businesses, potentially the most dynamic sector of the economy whose contribution to growth is key to the economic well-being of El Salvador. On Track The Government of El Salvador (GOES) established and equipped a site to facilitate the functioning of a task force to combat crimes against small and medium businesses. The task force is fully operational and has begun investigations under the mentorship of the USG. The USG has provided technical assistance on prosecutions and investigations in El Salvador to mentor and train task force members. Progress has been made in the training process, and further trainings are scheduled for the next period. A public survey will be conducted in September 2013 to measure changes in the past year on the
4 perception of the small and medium-sized business community on the effect of police and prosecutorial actions on crimes against their businesses.