Accession Number : ADA282256

Title :   El Salvador Implementation of Post-War Programs Slower than Expected.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Report Date : JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : In April 1993, the Salvadoran government estimated that about $1.83 billion would be needed through 1996 to finance the implementation of the remaining programs mandated by the peace agreement, but the government and international donors, including the United States, have committed about $1.15 billion so far. This will leave the government about $682 million short of its estimated funding needs, although the shortfall could be somewhat less if there are fewer beneficiaries for the land transfer program than the 47,500 originally estimated. Unless additional funding is forthcoming, the Salvadoran government expects that the programs will be implemented on a more modest scale than originally intended. An additional $197 million in assistance from donors has been pledged, but the agreements for this funding have not been finalized, and obtaining any additional donor pledges is unlikely. The salvadoran government may be able to increase its own contributions, however, as better-than-anticipated economic growth is forecast over the next several years

Descriptors :   *TREATIES, *POLICE, *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *EL SALVADOR, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), FINANCE, FOREIGN POLICY, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, FEDERAL BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE