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, SME’s 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@fco.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 is published on the Department for International Development’s Supplier Portal. ITT reference PROJ10013.

The deadline for the submission of bids via the Supplier Portal is 2pm (UK time) on 1 October 2019.

This requirement is tendered as a Call-Down from DFID’s Global Economic Development Framework (GEDF). This means that only GEDF lead suppliers, who were appointed when the framework was awarded in early 2019, can:

  • access and view the ITT
  • submit bids for and be awarded this contract.

GEDF lead suppliers are fully responsible for any consortiums which they propose for this requirement.

If any organisation wishes to explore opportunities to participate in the consortiums which they propose, details of the appointed GEDF lead suppliers are available on Contracts Finder (reference ‘8126 – Provision of technical advice to design, manage and deliver economic development programme services).

To ensure fairness and transparency in the tendering process, all communications relating to this procurement will be on the Supplier Portal. These will be visible to GEDF lead suppliers only.

Published 21 June 2019
Last updated 10 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. New contracting opportunity on 'Skills for Prosperity - Lot 2: Delivery Partner Mexico' - apply by 1 October.
  2. First published.