SolucionES: Preventing Crime and Violence in El Salvador

SolucionES is a public-private partnership that implements programs for Crime and Violence Prevention in El Salvador.

SolucionES: Preventing Crime and Violence in El Salvador

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.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Glasswing International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Glasswing International is an independent, non-profit organization based in San Salvador, El Salvador. Our aim is to transform communities in Central America by leveraging and mobilizing human,...


    El Salvador | Staff size: 6-25

    The National Foundation for Development (FUNDE) is an institution that conducts research, formulates socioeconomic policies, lobbies and promotes development, with its target population being...

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Key Information

LocationEl Salvador, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 42 Million