Advancing the Foundation’s four priorities in U.S. policy
Educating U.S. policy makers from across the political spectrum on Central American realities in the four priority areas
Facilitating and strengthening the voices of Foundation’s Central American partners in U.S. policy discussions
Rule of law
Support for anti-corruption efforts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Prioritize democratic governance, rule of law, and strengthen anti-corruption efforts in United States policy.
Promote greater private sector engagement in anti-corruption and rule of law efforts.
Mitigating migration and displacement
Support efforts to maintain TPS for Salvadorans and Hondurans.
Ensure U.S. policy and assistance addresses drivers of migration especially violence reduction and crime prevention.
Highlight problems of forced displacement within Central America.
Encourage Central American governments to accept responsibility for and take action to address the drivers of migration.
Support for civil society
Provide strategic advice to civil society networks in the four priority countries.
Accompany strategic partners in policy education and advocacy work.
Increase U.S. support for independent civil society organizations such as independent journalists and organizations that monitor, evaluate and engage in government oversight.
Jeff Ernst, Kelly Josh, Eric L. Olson, Kristen Sample and Ricardo Zúñiga, the authors of this report, interviewed current and former US officials and development practitioners who carried out US assistance in the 2014–19 period, as well as experts and beneficiaries in the Northern Triangle, to gain their insights regarding the overall efficacy of this assistance. Ideally, the lessons learned through this exercise will inform current and future efforts to promote sustainable, positive change in the three countries.