The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) was founded as a supporting organization to The Seattle Foundation for the purpose of increasing and enhancing international philanthropy and development efforts from the Pacific Northwest and to serve as a resource to our community. The Foundation is also strategically focused on development efforts in Central America, particularly investing in leadership and capacity building in the region.We are also very pleased to present the findings of a new study regarding challenges facing the region in: education, health, environmental justice, and gender equality. These have been identified as priority areas for engagement through the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. This study was completed by one of the Seattle International Foundation’s grantees, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights. Click the following link to download this white paper entitled: Development in Central America Today, University of Washington Center for Human Rights. Thank you for visiting our Central America blog and we look forward to growing this network and increasing opportunities for collaboration in the region.