Municipal Investment Promotion Strategy
Position: Technical Expert
Funding Organization: USAID
International Executive Service Corp (IESC)
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
Program: Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE)
Direct Report: Faith Patrick, Deputy Chief of Party, ENGINE Program
Project Duration: 2 Weeks
Project Location: Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, Republic of Tanzania
The USAID funded ENGINE Program works at the Local Government level, using a broad-based approach to engage with Local Government Authorities (LGAs), private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises. The program’s activities are divided into three main components:
Component 1: Implement policies for growth. Build the capacity of the private sector to effectively dialogue with the government to set the policy agenda and improve the capacity of the public sector to implement policies.
Component 2: Equip businesses for growth. Strengthen SME capacity and foster the growth and capacity of a sustainable market for business development services in Tanzania.
Component 3: Access to finance for growth. Broaden access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially women and youth entrepreneurs and those working within agricultural value chains, to facilitate increased investment and growth.
Partnered with a Tanzanian consulting firm to upgrade Investment Promotion Strategies for 6 local governments by applying international investment standards, targeting policy improvements and interfacing with local government staff.
Drafted investment narratives utilizing data driven analysis and highlighting the socio-economic profiles, competitive advantages, industry targeted opportunities and available government incentives for each city.
Recommended building an investment promotion ecosystem to have a coordinated system between local government, central government, investment promotion agencies and community stakeholders.
Modified investment policies and clarified regulatory road maps to build the administrative capacity of local governments to attract domestic and international investment within a variety of targeted industry sectors.
Helped local governments establish a data collection process to support the Investment Promotion Strategy.