The objectives of the Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment are to:
(1) analyze the nature of gangs, their root causes, and other factors driving the phenomenon;
(2) examine the transnational and regional aspects of gangs in Central America and Mexico, including the impact of deportation and immigration trends;
(3) evaluate policies and programs and identify best practices in the assessment countries and the United States; and
(4) provide strategic and programmatic recommendations to USAID about addressing the gang problem in the assessment countries.