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El Salvador
El Salvador

The Country Office of El Salvador aims to contribute to generating sustainable and inclusive economic growth, capable of facing current challenges and providing better opportunities and access to basic services for the population, thereby contributing to reducing levels of poverty and inequality.

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Country Office

The objective of the IDB Group country strategy with El Salvador for the period 2021-2024 is to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the country’s prospects for recovery and to achieve more vigorous, inclusive, and sustainable growth over the medium term. To support this objective, the proposed approach for the years ahead responds to the country’s most immediate needs deriving from the health crisis and its social and economic impacts, while supporting the process of fiscal consolidation and the restructuring of production. In this regard, three priority areas have been identified to guide the IDB Group’s support for the government program:

(i) fiscal sustainability and efficiency;

(ii) reducing social vulnerability; and

(iii) revitalizing and restructuring production. Gender, diversity, climate change, and natural disasters will be addressed in a cross-cutting way. The country strategy has been the outcome of an extensive dialogue with the country authorities and civil society, and it has taken into account how the global impacts of the pandemic are evolving and its short-to-medium term repercussions for El Salvador as well as the structural challenges the country faces.

Margarita Libby Hernandez Rep El Salvador
Margarita Libby Hernández
Representative, a.i.
BIDElSalvador@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Edificio WTC, piso 4 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador, San Salvador, El Salvador

Mailing Address: Edificio WTC, piso 4 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador, San Salvador, El Salvador

(T) (503) 2233-8900

(F) (503) 2233-8921

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,700,900

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
IDB Backs Program for Universal Access to Electricity in El Salvador
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects of up to $180 million and an initial $93 million individual loan under that credit line to help El Salvador make a just energy transition. The operation also seeks to reach universal electricity...
October 11, 2023
IDB Publication Sums Up 10 Years of Lessons and Guidance on Boosting Creative Industries
Report shares how to foster growth in the creative economy, which already accounts for 2.2% of the GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released 10 Years of Championing Culture and Creativity: The IDB's Commitment to Cultural and Creative Industries, a...
September 23, 2023
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

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Strategy and Projects

El Salvador is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, El Salvador appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., El Salvador is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair shared with Costa RicaBelizeGuatemalaHonduras, and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Country Strategy with El Salvador 2021-2024
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Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
ES-L1167 EDUCATION Strengthening the quality of preschool and elementary school education Preparation
ES-T1380 EDUCATION Institutional capacity and reduction of attention gaps in the educational system of El Salvador Preparation
ES-G1012 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT CYBERDATOS: Empowering Cybersecurity and Youth Employment in El Salvador Preparation
ES-T1372 OTHER Action Plan C&D 580,560 Implementation
ES-L1166 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT OPTIMA: Financial Inclusion for Value Chains 3,000,000 Implementation
ES-O0014 ENERGY Support for the Universal Access to Energy Program in El Salvador. 0 Implementation
ES-T1370 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Knowledge Exchange on Surf Tourism 19,968 Implementation
ES-T1364 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of the institutional framework to support the Innovation and Competitiveness of SMEs 175,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The objective of the IDB Group country strategy with El Salvador for the period 2021-2024 is to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the country’s prospects for recovery and to achieve more vigorous, inclusive, and sustainable growth over the medium term. To support this objective, the proposed approach for the years ahead responds to the country’s most immediate needs deriving from the health crisis and its social and economic impacts, while supporting the process of fiscal consolidation and the restructuring of production. In this regard, three priority areas have been identified to guide the IDB Group’s support for the government program:

(i) fiscal sustainability and efficiency;

(ii) reducing social vulnerability; and

(iii) revitalizing and restructuring production. Gender, diversity, climate change, and natural disasters will be addressed in a cross-cutting way. The country strategy has been the outcome of an extensive dialogue with the country authorities and civil society, and it has taken into account how the global impacts of the pandemic are evolving and its short-to-medium term repercussions for El Salvador as well as the structural challenges the country faces.

Margarita Libby Hernandez Rep El Salvador
Margarita Libby Hernández
Representative, a.i.
BIDElSalvador@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Edificio WTC, piso 4 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador, San Salvador, El Salvador

Mailing Address: Edificio WTC, piso 4 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador, San Salvador, El Salvador

(T) (503) 2233-8900

(F) (503) 2233-8921

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,700,900

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
IDB Backs Program for Universal Access to Electricity in El Salvador
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects of up to $180 million and an initial $93 million individual loan under that credit line to help El Salvador make a just energy transition. The operation also seeks to reach universal electricity...
October 11, 2023
IDB Publication Sums Up 10 Years of Lessons and Guidance on Boosting Creative Industries
Report shares how to foster growth in the creative economy, which already accounts for 2.2% of the GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released 10 Years of Championing Culture and Creativity: The IDB's Commitment to Cultural and Creative Industries, a...
September 23, 2023
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

Videos available in Spanish

Integración y gobernanza: ¿cuál será el futuro de América Latina y el Caribe en el 2030?
Learn More
¿Qué significa mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe? Desarrollo de impacto con sello BID
Learn More
¿Cuáles son los ejes para una integración regional inteligente, sostenible e inclusiva?
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

El Salvador is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, El Salvador appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., El Salvador is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair shared with Costa RicaBelizeGuatemalaHonduras, and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB Country Strategy with El Salvador 2021-2024
Download
hands
Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
ES-L1167 EDUCATION Strengthening the quality of preschool and elementary school education Preparation
ES-T1380 EDUCATION Institutional capacity and reduction of attention gaps in the educational system of El Salvador Preparation
ES-G1012 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT CYBERDATOS: Empowering Cybersecurity and Youth Employment in El Salvador Preparation
ES-T1372 OTHER Action Plan C&D 580,560 Implementation
ES-L1166 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT OPTIMA: Financial Inclusion for Value Chains 3,000,000 Implementation
ES-O0014 ENERGY Support for the Universal Access to Energy Program in El Salvador. 0 Implementation
ES-T1370 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Knowledge Exchange on Surf Tourism 19,968 Implementation
ES-T1364 PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of the institutional framework to support the Innovation and Competitiveness of SMEs 175,000 Implementation
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