From 10 to 11 March 2005, PARIS21 and the World Bank organised a meeting to coordinate the design of NSDSs in Central American countries. This meeting took place in Guatemala with two representatives from each country in the subregion (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). The work was organised in plenary session and work groups for each country. The World Bank will be in charge of the administrative aspects for the utilisation of the TFSCB and PARIS21 for the methodogical and technical aspects for the design. In this way Central American countries will soon be able to launch the process of designing an NSDS.