The Salvadoran Fund for Preinvestment Studies -FOSEP, is a public law financial entity with legal personality and domicile in the City of San Salvador.
It was created by Legislative Decree No. 532, dated May 18, 1978 (OJ No. 102 Volume No. 259 of 2/6/78).
In order to readjust its organizational, administrative structure to the dynamics of the increasingly growing demand for public and private sector preinvestment financing, its creative Law was replaced by Legislative Decree No. 775 dated April 25, 1991 (OJ No. 90, Volume No. 311 of 5/20/91).
On June 19, 1997, Legislative Decree No. 38 was issued through which it was established that the Government Liaison Unit with FOSEP, be the Ministry of Finance.