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El Salvador : Investment Climate Assessment, Volume 1, Main Findings and Policy Recommendations

dc.contributor.authorWorld Bank
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-21T17:50:47Z
dc.date.available2012-06-21T17:50:47Z
dc.date.issued2005-07
dc.description.abstractThis report identifies constraints to Salvadoran manufacturing firms, in the areas of governance and insecurity, physical infrastructure, access to finance and skills, quality and technology. The report uses a survey of manufacturing firms to benchmark El Salvador with respect to other countries of the region and the world, as well as to estimate the impact of investment climate constraints on firm performance. The report presents policy recommendations based on national and international data sources, the survey analysis and other Economic and Sector Work done by the Bank. In almost all investment climate indicators El Salvador performs substantially better than Honduras, Nicaragua and, to a lesser extent, Guatemala. The main exception is in the area of technology, where Guatemalan firms appear to be ahead of their Salvadoran counterparts. Despite these regional advantages, in global terms El Salvador faces important challenges associated with the need to enhance skills, and modernize the production technologies used by local manufacturers, increase the use of information and communication technologies, reduce the relatively high levels of insecurity, improve contract enforcement mechanisms, and decrease transportation and other logistic costs. Statistical analysis indicates that improvements in all four areas of the investment climate - governance and insecurity, infrastructure, finance and technology - have the potential to generate significant increases in firm productivity and exports. Even though the report includes a large number of detailed policy recommendations to improve the country's investment climate, two sets of policy measures deserve special attention: development and implementation of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy; and, creation of a high level entity responsible for the formulation, coordination, and evaluation of the country's policies to promote technology adoption and innovation.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/07/6105603/el-salvador-investment-climate-assessment-vol-1-2-main-findings-policy-recommendations
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/8673
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWashington, DC
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectACCESS TO INFORMATION
dc.subjectACCOUNTABILITY
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE CORRUPTION
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
dc.subjectAUTHORITY
dc.subjectBANKING SYSTEM
dc.subjectBRIBERY
dc.subjectBUSINESS COMMUNITY
dc.subjectBUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
dc.subjectCAPITAL GOODS
dc.subjectCOLLECTIVE ACTION
dc.subjectCOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectCONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
dc.subjectCORRUPT OFFICIALS
dc.subjectCORRUPT PRACTICES
dc.subjectCORRUPTION
dc.subjectCOUNTRY DATA
dc.subjectCOURT SYSTEM
dc.subjectCPI
dc.subjectCRIME
dc.subjectDIRECT INVESTMENT
dc.subjectECONOMETRIC ESTIMATES
dc.subjectECONOMIC COOPERATION
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT GROWTH
dc.subjectEXPENDITURES
dc.subjectFINANCIAL SERVICES
dc.subjectFINANCIAL SYSTEM
dc.subjectFOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
dc.subjectFOREIGN INVESTORS
dc.subjectFOREIGN TRADE
dc.subjectFREE TRADE
dc.subjectFREE TRADE AGREEMENT
dc.subjectGOVERNANCE INDICATORS
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
dc.subjectIMPORTS
dc.subjectIMPROVING GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectINCOME
dc.subjectINCOME COUNTRIES
dc.subjectINNOVATION
dc.subjectINSOLVENCY
dc.subjectINSOLVENCY PROCEDURES
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESSES
dc.subjectINTEREST RATES
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL TRADE
dc.subjectINVESTMENT CAPITAL
dc.subjectINVESTMENT CLIMATE
dc.subjectJUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE
dc.subjectJUDICIAL REFORM
dc.subjectJUDICIARY
dc.subjectLABOR MARKET
dc.subjectLABOR PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectLABOR REGULATIONS
dc.subjectLEGAL FRAMEWORK
dc.subjectLEGAL SYSTEM
dc.subjectLEGISLATION
dc.subjectMACROECONOMIC POLICIES
dc.subjectMANAGERS
dc.subjectMEASUREMENT ERROR
dc.subjectMETALS
dc.subjectNATIONAL STANDARDS
dc.subjectNATIONS
dc.subjectNEGOTIATING POSITION
dc.subjectNEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
dc.subjectORGANIZED CRIME
dc.subjectPOLITICAL SYSTEM
dc.subjectPOOR GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectPOTENTIAL INVESTORS
dc.subjectPRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subjectPRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION
dc.subjectPRODUCTION COSTS
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
dc.subjectPUBLIC AGENCIES
dc.subjectPUBLIC CONTRACTS
dc.subjectPUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
dc.subjectPUBLIC OFFICIALS
dc.subjectPUBLIC PROCUREMENT
dc.subjectPUBLIC SECTOR
dc.subjectPUBLIC SERVICES
dc.subjectPUBLIC SPENDING
dc.subjectRAPE
dc.subjectREGIONAL DIFFERENCES
dc.subjectSKILLED WORKERS
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS
dc.subjectTAX AUTHORITIES
dc.subjectTAX COLLECTION
dc.subjectTECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
dc.subjectTELEPHONE LINES
dc.subjectTRANSPARENCY
dc.subjectTRANSPORT COSTS
dc.subjectTRANSPORT PROBLEMS
dc.subjectVICTIMS
dc.subjectVIOLENCE
dc.subjectWAGES
dc.titleEl Salvador : Investment Climate Assessment, Volume 1, Main Findings and Policy Recommendationsen
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.date.disclosure2005-07-27
okr.doctypeEconomic & Sector Work::Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
okr.doctypeEconomic & Sector Work
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/07/6105603/el-salvador-investment-climate-assessment-vol-1-2-main-findings-policy-recommendations
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000012009_20050728091539
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum6105603
okr.identifier.report32711
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/07/28/000012009_20050728091539/Rendered/PDF/327111SV0rev.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeLatin America & Caribbean
okr.region.countryEl Salvador
okr.region.geographicalAmerica
okr.region.geographicalCentral America
okr.sectorPublic Administration
okr.sectorLaw
okr.sectorPublic Administration, Law, and Justice
okr.sectorTransportation
okr.sectorIndustry and trade
okr.sectorFinance
okr.sectorEnergy and mining
okr.unitPrivate Sector Cluster (LCSFR)
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