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USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) supports access to financial services in underserved sectors such as commerce, tourism, agro-industry and energy efficiency to generate greater economic opportunities and jobs that deter illegal immigration.


USAID is working to increase the effectiveness of police, prosecution, forensic medicine, and the judiciary in six high-crime municipalities, focusing on the specific circumstances and needs of those locations.


USAID’s Government Integrity Project works in partnership with key Salvadoran government institutions and civil society organizations to improve government transparency and accountability.  The project promotes citizen oversight and monitoring of public resources to reduce opportunities for corruption.


USAID is supporting El Salvador’s national security plan to make communities safer and provide youth with alternatives to gangs and illegal immigration.  The project works with the Salvadoran government, local authorities, community and church organizations, and business leaders, in taking effective actions to reduce crime and violence in urban areas with high crime and high out-migration.

USAID has reached 64 municipalities, including 31 high crime municipalities prioritized under El Salvador’s security plan, to address the specific problems in these municipalities.


The Rights and Dignity project strengthens governmental and non-governmental human rights protection systems for a more tolerant, just, and equitable El Salvador, where Salvadorans believe they can have a better life without migrating.