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GIZ has supported sustainable development in El Salvador since the 1960s. Since then, more than 110 projects and programmes have strengthened human and institutional capacities, resources and performance in El Salvador. At present, 64 national and 17 seconded members of staff are working in the country, along with six CIM experts.

The five strategic fields of action identified in the national development plan adopted by the Government of El Salvador include measures which aim to:

  1. introduce a universal system of social protection
  2. support economic recovery
  3. promote sustainable energy and environmental management
  4. implement an integrated security and prevention strategy
  5. modernise public administration at all levels and in all regions, with a focus on efficiency, transparency and civic participation.

The programmes implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are aligned with these fields of action and support the government programme.

As part of GIZ’s regional activities in Central America, the following topics are currently being addressed as priorities: citizen security and the prevention of violence, economic development and employment, environment and energy, spatial planning, the knowledge-based economy, and fiscal policy.

El Salvador hosts the headquarters of various international cooperation programmes in Central America. These support the Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana – SICA), the intergovernmental organisation of Central American states.

The main objectives of regional cooperation are:

  • to support regional integration in Central America
  • to develop El Salvador’s role in facilitating and promoting regional integration
  • to build SICA’s capacities to promote and leverage regional integration.

Projects and Programmes

Office contact

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GIZ Office El Salvador
Country Director
Doris Beerling-Henestrosa
Email: giz-el-salvador@giz.de


Office address
GIZ Office El Salvador
Bulevar Orden de Malta, Edificio GIZ Urbanización Santa Elena
Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador, Centroamérica
Phone: +503 2121-5100
Fax: + 503 2121-5101
Email: giz-el-salvador@giz.de


Postal Address
Agencia de la GIZ en El Salvador Apartado postal 755
Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad
El Salvador, Centroamérica


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