Municipal Investment Promotion Strategy

Position: Technical Expert

Funding Organization: USAID

Implementing Organization:

  • 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

Project Summary:

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 (BDS) 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. 

Project Results:

  • Revised Investment Promotion Strategies for 6 local governments throughout Tanzania and Zanzibar.

  • 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.

  • Modified investment policies and clarified regulatory roadmaps 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.


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