El Salvador launches the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”

On October 18th, the Government of El Salvador, together with the Regulatory Improvement Organization (OMR), presented the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”. This project seeks to ensure that government institutions reduce the costs of paperwork  by at least 20% and create  a National Procedures Registry in the 13 ministries of the Executive Body by 2018. This initiative is based on the commitments made by El Salvador in signing the Agreement signed with the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) known as FOMILENIO II.

The Technical and Planning Secretary of the Presidency, Mr. Roberto Lorenzana, described the simplification of procedures as an initiative to modernize the State.

Executive Director of OMR, Jaime Campos, said that this is a complex process. “We will start with  between 15% and 20% of 1,036 processes and services that have the greatest demand and impact, ” he added.

The platform will be ready for the first quarter of 2018 and will be housed in the Transparency Portal (transparencia.gob.sv). The project aims to promote greater promote transparency within the Executive Branch, increase legal certainty for citizens, and help position El Salvador as a more attractive country for investment.