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September 17, 2020


August 7, 2019

USAID’s Youth and Community Development Program: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” with Glasswing International, provides youth with tools to make better choices in their lives, and discover their full potential, promoting positive alternatives to crime and violence or illegal immigration.

The program increases educational opportunities for youth and fosters broad-based engagement to create safer and more resilient communities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, bolstering community pride, opportunities, and greater citizen security.

August 7, 2019

Crime and violence remain a key development challenge for the Central American region, particularly El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where crime rates are among the highest in Latin America and the world, and a key driver of illegal immigration to the United States.  In addressing this problem, accurate, reliable and timely information is vital to effective decision-making. 

August 7, 2019

The Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project improves livelihoods and reduces threats to coastal marine ecosystems in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, by opening new economic opportunities based on sustainable management of natural resources.

August 7, 2019

In order to create a more robust and resilient coffee sector in the Central America countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, USAID partners with Texas A&M University to help 25,000 smallholder coffee farmers be better prepared to face diseases such as coffee rust and to open doors to greater economic opportunities.