Publication: El Salvador : Policy Dialogue and Consensus Building Non-Lending Technical Assistance
The Non-lending Technical Assistance (NLTA) to support policy dialogue and consensus building in El Salvador was a just-in-time response to support the Bank s re-engagement in the country in the context of a transition period characterized by: a) the political transition process in the country including the presidential and Congress pre-election and election periods and the change of administration; b) the impact of the global economic crisis hitting a highly vulnerable local economy; and c) the preparation of the Bank s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) aiming at re-engaging and reactivating a program in a country with minimum activity in the past four years. A country characterized with a highly polarized political system was going through a historic transition period with a new government coming from the opposition party for the first time in 20 years. The transition that took place in mid 2009 was also marked with the strong hit of the global economic crisis that impacted on the overall country s macroeconomic performance and seriously limited the capacity of the government to respond to urgent needs. Within this context the proposed NLTA was conceived to provide support to the country policy dialogue by facilitating the discussion of critical aspects in the context of the adverse economic and social situation.
“World Bank. 2009. El Salvador : Policy Dialogue and Consensus Building Non-Lending Technical Assistance. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/c2b57645-2ad3-5889-a52d-3bfb106d47b5 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”