Goal 5: Support a strategy for attracting and promoting FDI and making El Salvador a more attractive place for foreign investment. The measures described are aimed at streamlining the establishment of operations for potential investors and simultaneously focusing on scaling up efforts to promote and attract investments. Behind Schedule Legislation to strengthen the Salvadoran Export Promotion Agency (PROESA) was passed by the Legislative Assembly in April. This legislation establishes PROESA as a semi-autonomous institution with a mandate to promote and develop investment, exports, and public private partnerships (PPP). PROESA continues to build its internal capacity in preparation for overseeing PPP development, but a permanent Executive Director of PROESA was not named during this reporting period. With support from the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), PROESA has begun the development of a country image strategy aimed at improving El Salvador’s international reputation. The International Financial Corporation (IFC) has continued its work with the Growth Council on reforms to improve the business climate. As part of an effort to improve corporate governance, the IFC delivered a diagnostic report on reforms to strengthen minority stakeholders rights. At the municipal level, IFC officially launched the subnational Doing Business in El Salvador project that will include San Salvador, Santa Ana, San Miguel, and Soyapango. Additionally, 40 of the 50 Municipal Competitiveness Committees assisted by the USG are engaging in public-private dialogues to improve the local business environment. Foreign direct investment as a percentage of GDP decreased to 0.6 percent in 2013 from 2.2 percent in 2012. On the Future Brand’s Country Brand Index, El Salvador improved its position to 107 of 118 countries in 2012- 2013 from 109 of 113 countries in 2011-2012 (as reported in the previous Scorecard.