The State of El Salvador has established in 2011 the Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV) with the mandate to implement actions necessary to prevent and eradicate vulnerability that the country faces with regards to natural and human-caused phenomena.
SAV's mission is to manage and coordinate with the institutions of the National System for Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Disaster Mitigation. Among its tasks are:
- Develop criteria and methodologies to support research designed to identify and reduce threats and vulnerabilities in cooperation with national and international institutions
- Develop, propose and develop programmes, projects and actions to improve the vulnerabilities that arise throughout the national territory
- Strengthen and promote actions and processes of risk reduction as an element of the national strategy
- Cooperate with all public institutions, especially the National System for Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Disaster Mitigation to promote policies and actions aimed at reducing vulnerabilities to natural and human-caused phenomena