National Policy for Innovation, Science, and Technology

El Salvador
Ministry od Education
Ministry of Economy
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Establish a general framework to promote and coordinate scientific and technological research that contributes to sustainable development and social wellbeing. This objective will be met through the generation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation to improve competitiveness, enable national productive transformation, and reach sustained levels of growth.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

This policy has engendered important progress in the field, including the creation of the PIXELS Program, an annual contest to award the best Salvadoran digital animation, video games, and audiovisual productions, as a strategy to drive the development and establishment of the creative industries of the country. A total of 127 project proposals were received from 2014 to 2018; 44 of these proposals ultimately received financial support. Over this same period, a total of $3,675,000 (US) was awarded to 51 companies created from the program, directly generating 1,850 jobs. In this sense, 26 animation enterprises were created, along with 15 video games and 24 audiovisual initiatives.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts