El Salvador Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment
Date published: Feb. 23, 2023
The Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA), a flagship initiative of the Digital Strategy, informs the development, design, and implementation of USAID’s strategies, projects, and activities. The DECA looks at three pillars of a nation’s digital ecosystem: (1) digital infrastructure and adoption; (2) digital society, rights, and governance; and (3) digital economy. The DECA aims to inform how USAID/El Salvador can understand, work with, and strengthen the country’s digital ecosystem. The section below outlines how DECA findings and recommendations can directly support USAID/El Salvador Development Objectives (DOs). The section below outlines how DECA findings and each resulting recommendation can directly support USAID/El Salvador Development Objectives (DOs) in order to maximize utility and impact. The DECA does not evaluate existing programs, but rather assesses El Salvador’s digital ecosystem and identifies how USAID/El Salvador’s current and future programming can build upon and strengthen that ecosystem. DECA findings and recommendations are mapped to USAID/El Salvador’s Results Framework.
The USAID/El Salvador 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS)2 includes three key DOs:
1. Security increased for likely migrants
2. Jobs and income potential increased for likely migrants
3. Government responsiveness, accountability, and transparency improved