Launched in February 2013, SolucionES brings together USAID and five Salvadoran non-profit organizations with the Salvadoran private sector to support crime and violence prevention activities in El Salvador. The $42 million program, which includes $20 million from USAID plus an additional $22 million from private sector partners over five years, represents USAID’s largest public-private partnership program in the world to date. It developed new prevention programs in the cities of Ciudad Arce (La Libertad) and San Martín (San Salvador), to include: training programs on conflict prevention for youth and families, youth leadership programs, job training and entrepreneurship, after school clubs, and psychological counseling at schools traumatized by violence. Similar programs will be added in other municipalities over the next five years.
The SolucionES project builds on a proven model of municipal-led crime prevention that is based on close cooperation between Municipal Councils, local non-profits and residents. The five non-profits participating in the project are: the National Foundation for Development (FUNDE), the Salvadoran Foundation for Health and Human Development (FUSAL), Glasswing International, the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES), and the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE). Together, these organizations will apply their notable expertise in education, health, community development, economic development, research, and youth leadership to preventing crime and violence in El Salvador.
|Location||El Salvador, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 42 Million|