Policy paper

Prosperity Fund Mexico Programme

This programme will support inclusive economic development to reduce poverty in Mexico, and increase prosperity and security in Mexico and, in turn, in the UK.



The Prosperity Fund Mexico Programme’s aims to reduce poverty, improve gender equality and support inclusive economic development. It also aims to produce greater opportunities for global trade and investment, including between Mexico and the UK.

The programme will help increase productivity, including through technology and innovation (such as digital financial services), skills development and stronger regulation. It will strengthen the economy and expand markets in Mexico with a focus on 4 strategic strands of activity:

  • energy: this strand aims to develop the skills of men and women, businesses and government institutions to support Mexico’s transition to a low carbon economy. The programme focuses on building capacity within the local workforce, SMEs and regulatory agencies

  • future cities: the strand aims to support urban development in Mexico’s cities that results in safer, resilient and more sustainable mobility services for citizens, particularly for women and girls

  • financial services: the strand is to deliver a more inclusive and competitive financial services sector, accessible to all segments of Mexican society and new market entrants

  • anti-corruption and rule of law: the strand will contribute to consolidating anti-corruption and justice systems by strengthening capabilities for detecting and investigating serious crime and corruption cases. It also aims to improve coordination between the main actors working in those processes

To find out more about our work in Mexico, contact ProsperityFund.Mexico@fcdo.gov.uk.

Skills for Prosperity programme: Mexico contracting opportunity

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the ‘Skills for Prosperity - Lot 2: Delivery Partner Mexico’ requirement has now closed.

This requirement was tendered as a Call-Down from DFID’s Global Economic Development Framework (GEDF). Only GEDF lead suppliers, who were appointed when the framework was awarded in early 2019, were eligible to access the ITT, submit bids and be awarded the contract.

We are compiling a database of organisations which may be interested to participate in future events related to delivery of the programme. If you would be interested to do so, please email educationandhealth.mexico@fcdo.gov.uk.

Published 21 June 2019
Last updated 30 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added Mexico Prosperity Fund annual report 2020

  2. Annual Review document added.

  3. Change to contracting opportunity

  4. Closure of supplier opportunity

  5. New contracting opportunity on 'Skills for Prosperity - Lot 2: Delivery Partner Mexico' - apply by 1 October.

  6. First published.