II. Cooperation with the main partner countries

El Salvador

El Salvador - Early childhood educational initiatives - Caring Communities Programme

El Salvador

Population 6,3 millions
Surface area 21040 km2
GNP per inhabitant (PPP in $) 7 240
Classification in HDI 115/187

2014 was marked by the presidential elections held in February/March, as well as the adoption of a new law on social protection, which clearly strengthened the environment in which the Caring Communities Programme is being implemented. After a less dynamic first six months, due to the formation of the new presidential administration, the implementation of the ICP 2012-2015 reached cruising speed in the second half of the year, supported by a strengthened team in the President’s secretariat for technical and planning matters.

Particularly innovative was the partnership between the government of El Salvador and civil society via a tender for proposals through which 15 non-governmental organisations found funding for social initiatives on early childhood, income generation, health and gender.