Democracy and Governance
EL SALVADOR PROGRAMS
USAID/El Salvador’s assistance focuses on strengthening the justice system, supports anti-corruption reforms and public-private partnerships to prevent crime and violence. To accomplish this, USAID works with justice sector actors to improve criminal procedures and investigation, strengthens the Government Ethics Tribunal to regulate and promote ethical conduct in the public sector and expand crime prevention efforts at the community level involving local governments and private sector.
The USAID democracy program supports the Government of El Salvador (GOES) in programs to promote the efficacy of the criminal justice system, expand access to justice, and strengthen crime prevention through community-based activities. USAID worked with the government to prepare for justice sector reforms that take effect in October 2010 and helps to increase access to justice through expanded use of mediation to courts.
Also, USAID/El Salvador helps the GOES policy toward fighting corruption through its Sub-Secretariat for Transparency. Priority is given to government accountability, openness and citizen participation. USAID is assisting the GOES in coordination with other stakeholders to develop a National Integrity Plan to provide specific actions to improve transparency in the use of public resources.
To address violent crime and insecurity, USAID/El Salvador has expanded crime prevention activities to high-risk communities with the participation of local authorities, community and youth leaders, NGOs and the private sector. USAID assistance:
USAID/El Salvador works with the following institutions and organizations to implement its Strengthening Democracy Program:
Government of El Salvador:
NGOs, PVOs, Private Firms:
Other U.S. Government agencies and offices: