El Salvador Compact


In November 2006, MCC and El Salvador signed a $460 million compact focusing on investments in clean water, electricity, sanitation, teacher training and student scholarships.

Country Context

The El Salvador Compact focused on the country’s Northern Zone, a region that includes half of its poorest municipalities and has substantial unrealized potential for sustainable development.

Connectivity Project

The Connectivity Project sought to physically link El Salvador’s Northern Zone with the rest of the country, enabling new economic opportunities for rural households, lower transportation costs, and decreased travel times to markets.

Human Development Project

The Human Development Project increased physical and social infrastructure in the Northern Zone through investments in education and vital community infrastructure.

Productive Development Project

The Productive Development Project sought to help Northern Zone residents by providing technical assistance, training and financial support to alleviate constraints to high-quality production, increased productivity and access to investment capital.

Compact Changes

Learn how MCC and El Salvador agreed to adjust compact targets due to changes in estimated costs and project progress.

Coordination and Partnerships

Discover MCC’s efforts to coordinate resources and expertise with other donors and international institutions as part of the El Salvador Compact.

Conditions Precedent

Read the conditions that El Salvador needed to meet under the terms of the compact prior to disbursing project funds.

Lessons Learned

Understand what MCC learned from the El Salvador Compact and how those lessons are applied to our programs today.

  • Signed: November 29, 2006
  • Entry into Force: September 20, 2007
  • Compact End Date: September 20, 2012