Thanks to major structural reforms and stable macroeconomic policies, El Salvador has seen poverty levels decline significantly since the 1990s. But high levels of crime and violence continue to threaten social development and economic growth.
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Currently, the World Bank lending portfolio in El Salvador comprises US$290 million in commitments and includes five projects focused primarily on serving vulnerable groups; enhance government efficiency, protect the environment and expanding opportunities for all. The World Bank also disbursed $50 million for the Disaster Risk Management Program for natural disasters.