BANIC: National Bank
BCIE: Central American Bank of Economic Integration
BCN: Central Bank
BID: International Bank of Development
BOFOS: Bonds of Fomentation
CENIs: Commercial certificates issued by the government which are indexed to the US dollar.
Club of Paris: Designation for meetings between representatives of a developing country that wishes to re-negotiate its official debt and representatives of the relevant creditor governments and international institutions. Meetings are traditionally chaired by a senior official of the French Treasury Department.
ENEL: State owned electric company
ENITEL: State owned telephone company
FMI, IMF: International Monetary Fund
GDP: Gross domestic product. The GDP is the total amount of income produced by industry, commerce, etc. in a country. The United States GDP is somewhere around 11 trillion dollars.
HIPC: Highly Indebted Poor Countries incentive
INAA: State owned water company
INSS: Social Security Institute
Macroeconomic: This is a term which simply means the "big economic picture." When this term is used it signifies that they are referring not to a specific event, but to general conditions.
MEDE: Ministry of Economy and Development
ONGs: Non-profit gubernatorial organizations
Per Capita Income: Roughly speaking, this number is the amount that each working person in a country makes on an average. It is the GDP divided by the number of able workers in a country.
SBIF: Superintendency of Banks, created to monitor banking activities.
SEIF: System for the Evaluation of the Financial Integrity of the State
SNIP: National System of Public Investment
RIN: Net international reserves